In the United States approximately 33 percent of adults are obese and about six percent are morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in our country. These individuals are at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, joint pain, digestive diseases, and have an increased risk in developing some cancers. Individuals affected by obesity experience a negative social stigma that has harmful effects on self-image, relationships and lifestyle.
If you are overweight, losing as little as five percent of your body weight may lower your risk of experiencing these negative health effects, and help you feel better— both physically and emotionally.
Our surgeons understand the daily challenges that many overweight people experience. These challenges are often major obstacles to making effective and lasting weight loss changes. By partnering with CoreLife Inc., we can provide the most comprehensive and advanced medical and surgical weight loss options available to assist you in weight loss, weight maintenance and health improvement.
All procedures are performed at Peninsula Regional Medical Center by our highly trained and experienced board certified surgeons, who specialize in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgical techniques. These techniques lead to less postoperative pain and a quicker recovery.