Bariatric surgery – nothing cosmetic about this weight loss procedure
Patients with a BMI of 35 and higher, who are suffering the medical consequences of obesity, are often best treated with bariatric surgery as opposed to nonsurgical weight loss. Those who are morbidly obese are at a higher risk of mortality and such extreme obesity puts people at risk for life threatening disease, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. BMI Surgery has changed the lives of over 3,300 patients with life changing surgeries including laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and Lap-Band and REALIZE gastric band systems at Silver Cross Hospital. Board certified laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons Christopher Joyce, M.D., and Brian Lahmann, M.D., are dedicated to helping patients win their personal battles with obesity and enjoy healthier lives, which is why they dedicated themselves to opening a new office on the new Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. Silver Cross has been named a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.
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Recently, the state-run JJ Hospital started this procedure as they felt it helps in curing ailments related to obesity. Weight-loss surgery not only reduces the weight of a patient but also helps him/her get relief from many diseases like obstructive sleep apnoea, diabetes and thickened veins, said Dr Sanjay Borude, obesity surgeon, Breach Candy Hospital. Last year, more than 2,000 people underwent weight-loss surgeries in India. What is bariatric surgery? A bariatric surgery is a procedure that promotes weight loss by changing the digestive systems anatomy, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and digested.
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North America Weight Loss/Obesity Management Market Report – Forecasts to 2017
Increasing obesity rates and growing levels of awareness among calorie-conscious consumers in North America have opened up new avenues for the weight management industry. The North American weight management market has witnessed a growing preference for low-calorie diet food and beverages and slimmer waters/natural mineral salt drinks. With the introduction of technologically advanced and highly sophisticated fitness equipment, the use of cardiovascular and strength training equipment is on the rise. However, factors such as the availability of low-cost alternatives, adoption of deceptive marketing strategies, and the high costs of customized services are hindering growth. The quick results of weight loss surgeries and insurance coverage have made bariatric surgeries popular among clinically obese people. However, the considerable side-effects of these weight loss surgeries have made people opt for non-invasive and non-medical methods of weight loss.
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