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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Your Weight Doesn't Have to Define You

Clinical obesity is not the isolating issue it once was. After all, more than 78 million American adults — about a third of the nation's population age 20 and older — struggle with obesity.

There now are medically approved ways to effectively confront this concern.

If you're approximately 75 pounds or more overweight with a BMI of 35 or higher and have certain related health conditions, you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery, a branch of medicine known as bariatrics.

The HonorHealth Bariatric Center at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center offers minimally invasive techniques that can help you return to a state of balance and good health.

The doctors there offer three procedures, all performed laparoscopically (using small incisions near the belly button): gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. The best procedure for you depends on your individual needs. Our surgeons will discuss your best options with you.

If you have a BMI less than 35 but are obese and experiencing health issues related to your weight, you might be eligible for one of our clinical trials.

The Program

The team at HonorHealth has developed a comprehensive, evidence-based, multidisciplinary program to help seriously obese patients achieve safe, sustained weight loss.

The HonorHealth Bariatric Center is accredited as a Center of Excellence from the American College of Surgeons for metabolic and bariatric surgery as well as an extensive quality improvement program. With bariatric surgery, a dedicated, multidisciplinary team provides long-term patient care to achieve weight loss success and resolution of medical conditions related to obesity. The American College of Surgeons has recognized this by awarding the Center of Excellence designation to the surgeons and the facility.

For more information about bariatric surgery, call 480-882-7460, or attend a free bariatric weight-loss surgery seminar.