Bariatric Surgery at Audubon Surgery Center
Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. Obesity is a condition in which a person has an excessively high amount of body fat. People who are obese are at increased risk for a number of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Bariatric surgery is a type of procedure that can help people lose weight and improve their health. There are a number of different types of bariatric surgery, and the specific procedure that is right for a person depends on a number of factors, including their overall health and their goals for weight loss. Bariatric surgery can be an effective tool for people who are struggling to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.
At Audubon Surgery Center, Gastric Sleeve surgery is one of the top procedures performed.
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves removing a portion of the stomach. This smaller stomach can hold less food, which may help to reduce the amount of calories you consume. Gastric sleeve surgery may also help to reduce hunger by affecting hormones that control hunger and fullness. In addition to promoting weight loss, gastric sleeve surgery may also help to improve other obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Contact one of our skilled physicians today to learn more about weight loss options at Audubon Surgery Center!