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Bariatric Surgery Program

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 66 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Morbid obesity closely correlates to a number of serious conditions undermining the health of patients, including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Bariatric surgery, when performed correctly, can help obese patients manage these conditions.

The Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Joseph Hospital utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to successful long-term weight loss using the expertise of the surgeons, program coordinator, psychiatrists, registered dietitian, physical therapists, exercise physiologist, meditation/spirituality specialist, acute-care surgical and post-op staff, and surgical office personnel. The surgeons at the Bariatric Surgery Program at St. Joseph Hospital have been trained by some of the foremost physicians in the field. Almost 100% of our bariatric surgeries are done laparoscopically using the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) technique.

Anyone who is considering bariatric surgery is invited to attend an informational seminar, "Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Right For You?" For details, please click here.