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About Bariatric Surgery
The Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Program at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is designed to help people improve their health and quality of life by using surgical intervention for weight reduction. Although bariatric surgery has shown to be an effective tool in weight loss, it’s important for patients to remember that the surgery is only a tool. A successful outcome is dependent on a patient’s commitment to long-term lifestyle change.
The program uses a multidisciplinary approach, including consultations and classes with a nurse, dietitians and physical therapists to help patients to achieve their long-term goals.
Why Bariatric Weight Loss?
An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese, a condition that substantially raises the risk of serious illness from hypertension, high blood cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, as well as breast, colon, endometrial and prostate cancers. Higher body weights are also associated with an increase in early death. As the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, obesity is a major public health challenge.
Gather information on weight loss surgery by researching credible sources, talking with our team members and attending support groups. By developing your own knowledge base about this treatment, you will be empowered to reach your goal of long-term weight loss.
Find out more in our Health Resources section.
Learn about our free Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminars.
For More Information on our bariatric surgery and weight loss programs contact us or call 512-528-7317.