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Achieving dramatic, sustainable weight loss is within your reach, and the weight loss experts at St. Thomas More Hospital can help you smile at the mirror again!
St. Thomas More Hospital has been accredited as a
Level II facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons . As a center for bariatric surgery, we achieve quality of care standards to provide safe, effective weight loss results.
Our 360-degree team approach to nutrition, exercise, counseling, education and surgical options will help you regain an active, healthy lifestyle and reach your wellness goals. Our free
weight loss support group highlights diet progression for
Lap Band, gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy procedures, as well as general health and wellness education in an open, caring environment.
Obesity is a major health problem in the United States. Today, more than 1 in every 3 people in the United States is obese. Obese patients are at increased risk of developing illnesses as well as death. Morbidly obese patients have been shown to have a 12 times reduction in life expectancy.
Bariatric surgery is a term derived from the Greek words: "weight" and "treatment." Bariatric surgical procedures are major gastrointestinal operations that (a) seal off most of the stomach to reduce the amount of food one can eat, and (b) rearrange the small intestine to reduce the calories the bodies can absorb. There are several different types of bariatric weight loss surgical procedures, but they are known collectively as bariatric surgery.
Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater or BMI of 35 or greater with co-morbid condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep apnea, in determining candidacy for surgery will determine if this procedure may be right for you.
Calculate your BMI here.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has accredited St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, Colorado as an American College of Surgeons Level II Accredited Bariatric Center.
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