What Could You Gain From Weight-Loss Surgery?
MemorialCare is proud to offer minimally invasive weight-loss surgery programs. From our highly skilled surgeons, to our patients’ well-being, MemorialCare’s expertise and support structure have one goal in mind–your success. Don’t give up. MemorialCare is here for you. If being overweight has become a way of life for you, one of our programs may change your life.
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Obesity occurs when the body has accumulated too much body fat. When an individual’s ideal body weight based on age, gender and height is greater than 30 percent they may be obese. Being overweight may not mean that you are obese. You may be overweight from extra muscles or having bigger bones.
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Weight-loss surgery is typically very effective when patients follow their dietary and exercise plans, but in 20-30 percent of cases, these procedures may not produce lasting weight loss results and regaining weight may occur.
Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy involves stapling approximately 70-80 percent of the stomach's natural capacity without involving the intestinal tract.
The Roux–en–Y gastric bypass (RGB) is the most common weight-loss surgery procedure and combines two approaches. First, a small pouch is created by stapling the stomach, reducing the amount of food it can hold.
Located throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, MemorialCare-affiliated physicians are locally and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. We've made it easy to find a quality healthcare provider right in your own backyard.
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