The Obesity Epidemic: A rapidly expanding problem
One in five deaths is linked to obesity in the United States
Since 1960, adult obesity has more than doubled
Obesity has a higher mortality rate than both vascular disease and cancer
According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States, second only to tobacco
Prevalence* of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2011-2013
Click here to learn more about the CDC's 2011-2013 State Adult Obesity Prevalence maps.
What is BMI?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. What's my BMI?
Most of the harmful health consequences of severe obesity are reversible with weight loss.
Difficulty with Diets Alone
Genetics plays a large role
Hunger hormones are present to keep our weight at a certain point
Diets for the most part are short term and only touch the surface on the changes needed to be made in our central nervous system to lower our hunger and “set point”
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery Treatment
At Sparrow, in addition to our weight management programs, we offer two laparoscopic surgical treatment options, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en Y bypass.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy
Restrictive with added benefit of removing hunger hormones
Significant improvement in diabetes control
Weight loss occurs for 18-24 months after surgery
Weight loss is similar to Roux-en Y procedure
Roux-en Y gastric bypass
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