What is Obesity

Obesity is a serious medical condition that affects approximately 60 million adults in the US. 9 million are severely obese. Morbid obesity has become a major public health risk. Being overweight and obese are risk factors for such diseases as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease and many more, not to mention psychological, social and economical burdens of the disease. Weight loss surgery is the only proven treatment option to achieve long-term weight control, improving quality of life for the morbid obese and lowering long-term health care costs by reducing the incidence of co-morbidities. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone in your struggle with your weight. With obesity considered the number one cause of preventable death, Columbia Bariatric is here to help you take back your life.

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