Tired of battling obesity? So are 58 million other Americans. At St. Joseph's Hospital, we understand the emotional and physical havoc chronic obesity can cause. That's why we offer a surgical weight loss program (bariatric surgery) that can help you lose weight, and keep it off. Whether you have a few extra pounds to lose or are struggling with obesity, St. Joseph’s Hospital has a weight loss program for you. If your weight loss journey includes a surgical procedure, St. Joseph’s Hospital is ready to assist you with gastric bypass or gastric banding. You will also receive comprehensive pre- and post-surgical dietary and lifestyle education, as well as the opportunity to participate in monthly support groups. Find out if your weight is a health risk by taking an online assessment.
To determine whether you may be a candidate, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you at least 90 pounds overweight?
- Are you fighting hypertension, cardiovascular disease or diabetes?
- Have you tried every diet, without successful, lasting results?
- Have you battled obesity most of your life?
- Are you ready to look and feel better?
If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery. Meet our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Echevarria.
For more information on St. Joseph's Hospital's Bariatric Program, please call (813) 870-4000 or take a free online information session.