Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity affects more than one third of adults living in the United States, and 1 in 20 people are affected by extreme obesity. Individuals struggling with obesity are at risk of developing a wide spectrum of health problems, including osteoarthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, certain cancers, and sleep apnea. Additionally, obesity and its comorbidities can substantially diminish one’s quality of life, with symptoms such as shortness of breath, reduced mobility, and chronic pain making it difficult to engage in everyday activities and special occasions with family and friends alike. Fortunately, surgical weight loss, also called bariatric surgery, may be a viable solution for individuals whose obesity cannot be successfully controlled through diet and exercise.
The surgical weight loss specialists at Pinnacle Regional Hospital can help to determine whether medical weight loss surgery is the right solution for individuals affected by obesity. Because we are an acute care hospital, we are able to treat patients with complex health needs and accommodate inpatient admission if needed after surgery.
Sigi Joseph, MD
Robert Pruitt, MD
Our health system offers multiple clinic locations to serve our patients, under the name Blue Valley Surgical Associates. Click the link below to learn more. To schedule an appointment at one of our clinic locations, call 866-274-5774.