The caring staff at Premier Surgical Services, PA understands the concerns you have in finding the right surgeon and right procedure for you and are available to guide you through the process before and after surgery. Having previously performed hundreds of bariatric surgical cases, you can be assured when choosing Dr. Rapp and Dr. Fiszer as your bariatric surgeons you are choosing experienced and caring surgeons with surgical outcomes that has been proven to meet or exceed national standards. Utilizing the expertise provided by Dr. Rapp, Dr. Fiszer, our Physician Assistants, Dieticians, Exercise Specialists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care professionals, you have all the tools available to be successful in your weight loss journey.
Why Consider Surgery for Weight Loss?
Morbid Obesity can rob you of your life, but after weight loss surgery, it is possible to walk away from the pain of living with the disease. A whole new life is waiting for you and you can take the first step today by learning more about the three options offered at Premier Surgical Services: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, and Lapararoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.
While it may seem that the simple solution to weight management is to eat less and exercise more, the fact is that these methods are ineffective among the severely and morbidly obese patients (i.e. BMI > 35). Surgical treatment is the only method proven to obtain long-term maintenance of weight loss. With the ultimate goal of surgery being to reduce the patient’s weight into a range that minimizes obesity-related illness or death, weight loss surgery has been proven to help achieve these results.
Obesity-Related Health Conditions
- 80% of Type II Diabetes is related to obesity. The connection between diabetes and obesity is so strong that some health experts have coined the term “diabesity.”
- 70% of cardiovascular disease is related to obesity, and 26% of obese people have high blood pressure.
- 42% of breast and colon cancer is diagnosed among obese individuals, with obesity contributing to a poorer prognosis for some cancers.
- Other health conditions include sleep apnea, GERD, stress urinary incontinence, depression, shortness of breath, and arthritic problems of weight bearing joints.
- Obesity is the leading cause of preventable deaths and affects more people worldwide than malnutrition.
- 300,000 people die each year as a direct result of obesity.
- 55% of Americans are overweight
You can find more information at GHS Bariatric Solutions.