Weight Loss Surgery

Given the epidemic of obesity that has taken hold in the United States in the last thirty years, it should come as no surprise that weight reduction programs have become a huge industry. Diet and exercise plans have long been pitched to consumers as healthful weight loss methods, along with a bounty of drugs, gadgets, herbal "remedies" producing less than compelling results.


If you're suffering from obesity, you're not alone. Obesity rates in the United States are growing at alarming rates, with about two-thirds of American adults falling into the categories of overweight or obese, according to a 2009 report. 

For those who suffer from morbid obesity, generally defined as 50 to 100% above their ideal body weight or those with a body mass index of 40 or more, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, the negative impact on their health is profound, with heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and diabetes among the many looming threats.

For the morbidly obese who continue to suffer despite their best efforts to lose weight by diet and exercise, weight loss surgery has become a popular - sometimes life-saving - solution, helping those in medical need to reduce body mass and regain their health.