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When we talk about a person’s weight, we are often talking about numbers: pounds, food calories, clothes sizing. But the numbers we don’t talk about are numbers like 9 to 5 (your full-time job), 6 o’clock (a deadline for a big project) or 7:30 (helping your kids with homework). It can be a challenge to reach your weight loss goals. Although we want to help you lose the extra pounds, we believe it’s even more important for you to achieve a better quality of life.

Talk to your doctor about surgical weight loss and see if it is right for you. 

Lose the bad stuff that comes with the weight, too

Depression, high blood pressure and risk of diabetes are some of the most common health issues associated with obesity. Infertility, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis could also complicate your health as well. Surgical weight loss may reduce your weight, but it can also potentially treat these symptoms or future health risks.

Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

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My cardiologist warned me that if I didn’t lose weight, my life would be in jeopardy

- Chris Vallo, surgical weight loss patient

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