The Surgical Weight Loss Center at Three Rivers Medical Center is a comprehensive program for the education, treatment, and care of patients with morbid obesity who have had or will undergo weight loss (bariatric) surgery. Treatment of morbid obesity includes not only the surgery and post-operative care, but also extensive medical evaluation, dietary counseling, patient and family education, healthy lifestyle support and yearly follow-up. We believe in the team approach to weight loss surgery.
You’ve tried to lose weight. You’ve struggled with one fad diet after another. You may have even taken pills to control your appetite or increase your metabolism. Despite everything you’ve tried, you still find excess weight draining you of energy, hurting your social life and negatively impacting your health and well-being.
It may be worse than you realize. If you're 80 pounds or more overweight, you're putting your life at risk. Studies show that extreme obesity can lead to hypertension, diabetes, degenerative arthritis, back pain, sleep apnea and heart failure. According to the American College of Surgeons, "Diseases associated with morbid obesity markedly reduce the odds of attaining an average life span and raise annual mortality tenfold or more."
Recently, CBS News' "60 Minutes" highlighted Bariatric Surgery and its amazing affect on a variety of health issues. Check out the following:
Three Rivers Medical Center is committed to its mission of providing quality healthcare to the community we serve, and our Weight Loss Surgery Program is an extension of that commitment.