Statistics from the CDC indicate that more than one-third of American adults are overweight. Without proper and timely intervention, obesity can result in life-threatening conditions such as stroke, heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes, among others. Many overweight or obese people are aware of this, and even try a combination of exercise programs, diets, medications, and other interventions to address the problem, but don’t achieve long-term success.
Fortunately, bariatric surgery has been proven to help obese people get rid of excess fat, become healthier, and keep the weight off for the long-term.
Achieving healthy body weight
Managing obesity is not simply a matter of changing your appearance and getting rid of the extra weight. Being overweight is often associated with a large number of health issues that range from high blood pressure and heart disease to joint problems and depression to infertility.
Bariatric surgery with Dr. Benjamin Clapp will help you get rid of the excess weight while improving your overall health and quality of life, enhancing your well-being and possibly adding years to your life.
We provide a comprehensive surgical weight loss program that focuses on delivering long-term health, and includes a number of activities before your surgery, as well as post-operative care, a customized workout routine, nutritional counseling, support groups, and more.
Dr. Clapp will determine if you’re a good candidate for bariatric surgery based on:
- A complete psychological assessment by a specialist
- A pre-surgery dietary assessment by a dietitian
- A comprehensive exercise assessment and program development
- Review by a dedicated team of compassionate physicians and professional care before and after your surgery
Preparing for bariatric surgery
Before taking the step to get rid of your weight surgically, we expect you to have done as much research as possible about bariatric surgery. Generally, not every overweight individual is a good candidate for bariatric surgery. However, any person whose health has been affected by their extra weight, or who has failed to shed the fat by other means may be eligible. But keep in mind that your procedure will be combined with exercise and diet changes for great success.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Clapp to discuss your specific weight loss goals and the best bariatric weight loss surgery for your case.