For more information, please call 304-399-4121
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 34.3 percent of U.S. adults 20 years and older are obese and 5.9 percent are extremely obese. With obesity comes a higher risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, digestive diseases, orthopedic disorders and an increased risk of death from some cancers. If you are overweight, losing as little as 5 percent of your body weight may lower your risk of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and losing a greater percentage of your body weight has an even more positive effect on these conditions.
Cabell Huntington Hospital is committed to providing a full-team approach for our weight-loss surgery patients. From the day you inquire about our weight-loss program to the follow-up after your surgery, our staff will assist you in learning about your surgery and your lifestyle afterward. You will learn the benefits and risks, and the staff will assist you in getting the best start possible and preparing you to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
You will be the most important member of our team. To ensure your success, you must be committed to changing old behaviors and completely dedicated to following through for the rest of your life.
The first step in becoming a patient at the Center for Surgical Weight Control is to attend a seminar. All seminars are presented at the Center for Surgical Weight Control by surgeon and center director Blaine Nease, MD, FACS. He gives a detailed description as well as the associated risks and benefits of each procedure he performs, including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, duodenal switch and sleeve gastrectomy. The presentation is followed by a general question-and-answer session and individual questions if time allows. To sign up for a seminar, please call 304-399-4121.