Weight loss using conservative measures (diet, exercise, drugs, behavior modification, etc.) fail 95 to 97% of the time. The medical literature overwhelmingly supports weight loss surgery as the only effective treatment that stands the test of time. Data for weight loss are reported as excess weight loss. This is reported as a percentage of the [...]
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Weight loss surgery has been studied for approximately 20 years. Early complications are directly related to the operative procedure. These include but are not limited to infection, bleeding, and intestinal leakage. In all reported problems, the long-term risks of morbid obesity far outweigh the risks of the surgery. The mortality risk rate for an obese [...]
What weight-loss surgeries and procedures are available at Willamette Valley Medical Center Weight Loss Surgery?
Adjustable Gastric Band Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass The Orbera Balloon System – A non-surgical procedure that is for low BMI individuals If you would like to schedule a consultation, reserve your seat for one of our free educational seminars by registering below or calling our office at (503) 434-6060 for more information. Reserve [...]
If you are obese, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) may be an option to help you control your weight. Bariatric surgery is intended for people who are approximately 100 pounds or more overweight (with a Body Mass Index of 40 or greater) and who have not had success with other medical therapies such as diet, [...]
According to the National Institutes of Health, anyone weighing 20% or more than the ideal for his or her body is obese. At that point, the extra weight becomes a health risk, contributing to a number of conditions – many of them life-threatening. One way to determine whether you are obese is by calculating your [...]
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determines obesity for adults by using a body mass index (BMI). This calculation factors an individual’s weight and height to determine whether they are underweight, within normal range, overweight or obese. This is primarily used because for most patients this correlates with the amount of fat their [...]
Bariatrics is a specialty that focuses on the study, diagnosis and treatment of obesity.
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