Obesity may very well be one of the most misunderstood health conditions of our times. If it were simply a matter of willpower, so many people wouldn’t be struggling to overcome it. Diets, exercise therapy and weight loss drugs are some of the mainstream routes that are tried, but often without success. However, today, thousands are finding much hope as they consider the option of weight loss surgery. And at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, they are finding much success.
Designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence through the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare offers Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass Surgery and Gastric Banding, using the most up-to-the-minute, state-of-the-art laparoscopic (minimally invasive) technology in surgical weight loss. But beyond the technology, beyond the experience, we offer something more: understanding.
Every day, we see and hear how obesity takes its toll physically, emotionally and psychologically. How painful it is for families and friends. We know the health problems caused by being overweight are numerous and can be life threatening. Which is why nothing is more rewarding for our bariatric surgeons than, after having performed gastric surgery, hearing patients’ stories of how they are now filled with energy and optimism. And how their lives have changed immeasurably for the better.
See our Weight Loss Surgery section for more information. We also welcome you to visit our Surgical Services section for details about other surgeries we can provide.
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