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Conditions & Procedures

Explore metabolic and bariatric surgery conditions and procedures.


Adjustable Gastric Band

The Adjustable Gastric Band is a device made of silicone that is placed around the top part of the stomach…

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch begins with creating a tube-shaped stomach pouch similar to the sleeve gastrectomy.

Bone/Joint Damage and Accidents

Overview Obesity contributes to bone and joint issues. These issues can increase the risk for accidents and personal injury. Bone…


Overview Cancer affects more than half a million lives per year in the United States alone. Obesity is believed to…

Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

Overview Obesity puts a strain on your whole circulatory system, which carries blood through your body through your vessels (arteries…


Overview Obesity is a major cause of Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes occurs when blood sugar is too high for your body…

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Overview Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or heartburn, causes stomach acid or intestinal secretions to damage your esophagus. Common GERD symptoms…

Heart Disease

Overview of Heart Disease Heart disease kills about 600,000 people every year in the United States. The American Heart Association…


Obesity is a major cause for high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.


Overview Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue that is caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The…

Respiratory Disorders

Overview People with obesity have reduced breath capacity. They are not able to breathe in as much air in and…

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, often called the “gastric bypass”, has now been performed for more than 50 years and the…

Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Single Anastomosis Duodenal-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy, referred to as the SADI-S is the most recent procedure to be…

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Procedure How it Works The new stomach holds less food and liquid helping reduce the amount of food (and…

Patient Stories

Like many of us, I battled my weight all my life.
This is just the first step in the rest of my life.
I feel confident and capable now.

Calculate Your BMI

A BMI calculator uses your body weight and height to provide a numerical value used to categorize your weight status. It serves as a quick and straightforward way to assess whether a person’s weight falls within a healthy range or if they may be at risk for weight-related health issues.
Discover your BMI
CategoryBMI Range
Normal18.9 to 24.9
Overweight25 to 29.9
Class I, Obesity30 to 34.9
Class II, Serious Obesity35 to 39.9
Class III, Severe Obesity40 and greater

Benefits of Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery does not just treat the disease of obesity, but it treats other conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and acid reflux. In addition, surgery greatly reduces the risk of death from cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases.

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