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Surgical Weight Loss Solutions

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Congratulations! Today is the day you begin improving your health and quality of life!

By selecting Surgical Weight Loss Solutions at St. Joseph Medical Center, you have discovered a program designed to help you lose weight while providing education and support for long-term success. Our team goes far beyond surgery to provide a life-changing program that includes nutritional guidance, support groups, and coordination of counseling services. Our experienced, board-certified surgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of clinically obese patients.

Our clinical team includes registered dietitians, registered nurses, and other experienced professionals. And, our director, Cindy Waters has experienced weight loss surgery first-hand. By choosing Surgical Weight Loss Solutions, you have selected a program that is individualized for your specific needs. We believe in educating patients to make the lifestyle changes required for successful weight loss and we are committed to providing the support needed to lose the weight and keep it off.

If you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater, or a BMI of at least 35 with other existing medical problems, or you are facing other health risks due to obesity call 713.757.7575 for information on attending a free seminar with our staff and surgeons.

If you are significantly overweight, you may be at risk for a wide variety of health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, breathing problems and depression, and you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third of adults in America — more than 72 million people —are obese. If you have had trouble losing weight and/or keeping it off, surgical weight loss may be a solution. Considered one of the most effective and long-lasting treatments for morbid obesity and related illnesses, bariatric surgery may improve your health and quality of life.

Surgical Weight Loss Solutions at St. Joseph Medical Center provides a comprehensive program to help you achieve healthy, long-term weight loss. Our multidisciplinary weight management program features preoperative education, weight loss surgery, nutritional guidance and postoperative support — all designed to help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.