JOSE ERBELLA, M.D., FACS

General, Oncologic & Minimally Invasive Surgeries

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

It is estimated that at least half of the American adult population is currently overweight or obese. While the media and marketers often focus on the cosmetic issues associated with a person’s weight, even more important is the fact that this obesity epidemic is threatening the health and lives of millions of Americans. Fortunately, weight loss surgery is a safe and effective treatment option offering relief and hope for people suffering from obesity.

 

OBESITY AND HEALTH

Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat, which is most often determined using Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is calculated using a person’s height and weight, with a BMI over 30 being considered obese and a BMI over 35 being considered severely obese. Weight loss surgery is generally recommended for people with a BMI of at least 35 or people who already suffer from one or more comorbidities.

 

Comorbidities, or obesity-related health problems, may include:

High blood pressure

Sleep apnea

High cholesterol

Type 2 diabetes

Osteoarthritis

Gallbladder disease

GERD

Gout

Depression

Fatty liver disease

 

Weight loss surgery can help people reduce their risk for future health problems and resolve symptoms of existing problems by producing significant and long-lasting weight loss results.

 

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY IN BRADENTON, SARASOTA, AND THE FLORIDA GULF COAST

There are multiple types of weight loss surgery available today, including gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding, or LAP-BAND surgery. I offer the LAP-BAND surgery. This procedure is less invasive than other bariatric surgeries and is completely reversible.

 

Contact my office today to learn more about LAP-Band surgery and whether weight loss surgery may be right for you.

Photo of the LAP-BAND system

Our Office:

Manatee Memorial Hospital, Medical Office Building

250 2nd Street East, Suite 1A

Bradenton, FL 34208

Phone: (941) 896-4788 | Fax: (941) 896-4791

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