Chronic obesity increases your chances of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers. When diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes simply aren't enough to help you lose weight, groundbreaking medical advances in the surgical treatment of obesity can help you reduce your risk of developing these conditions.
As an American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Center of Excellence, Saint Mary's and
Western Bariatric Institute are committed to providing unsurpassed bariatric surgical care in Northern Nevada.
What is Bariatrics?
Bariatrics is the field of medicine that offers treatment for individuals who are overweight, with comprehensive strategies including diet and nutrition counseling, exercise, behavior modification, lifestyle changes and the prescription of certain medications and surgical interventions to help individuals manage chronic weight problems.
Bariatric Surgery at Saint Mary's
Saint Mary's and Western Bariatric Institute are proud to offer the following bariatric surgery procedures:
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (a.k.a. Lap Band)
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Nutrition Counseling Services