Bariatric Patients Lose 4,695 Pounds Collectively in 2009

Patients of gastric bypass and lap-band procedures are treading more lightly on the earth. After undergoing bariatric procedures patients of Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group have lost approximately 4,695 pounds collectively during 2009.

Obesity among adults has doubled since 1980, while the number of overweight adolescents has tripled. Increases in obesity are associated with dramatic increases in conditions such as type 2 diabetes and asthma. Patients of weight loss surgery can experience positive changes in their health when shedding hard to lose pounds. Studies report that patients with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to see their diabetes disappear within two years.

Weight loss surgery is not for everyone and it won’t let you eat whatever you want and still lose weight. Weight loss surgery requires permanent changes in your diet, exercise, and lifestyle.

For more information about weight loss surgery including Gastric Bypass surgery and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery, “Lap-Band®” or “Realize Band”, call Ministry Medical Group Bariatric Services at 877-295-5868.

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