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Residents of the Coastal Bend no longer have to leave Corpus Christi for Weight Loss Surgery. Corpus Christi Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss Program at Bay Area Hospital specializes in the most effective procedures available for long-term weight loss including: the adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, and/or suffer from serious medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery. 

Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity Goes Beyond Weight Loss

If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, and/or suffer from serious medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery. Join us at one of our free monthly seminars to learn more. 

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Corpus Christi Medical Center’s Weight Loss Solution’s program at Bay Area Hospital specializes in the most effective procedures available for long-term weight loss including:

According to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, bariatric surgery is not only the most effective and long lasting treatment for morbid obesity and many related conditions, but mounting evidence suggests it also may be among the most effective treatments for metabolic diseases and conditions, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. 

The health consequences of obesity include:

• Coronary heart disease
• Type 2 diabetes
• Cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Dyslipidemia
• Stroke
• Liver and gallbladder disease
• Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
• Osteoarthritis
• Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility)
According to a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 

In 2004, bariatric surgery patients showed improvements in the following metabolic conditions:
• Type 2 diabetes remission in 76.8% and significantly improved in 86% of patients
• Hypertension eliminated in 61.7% and significantly improved in 78.5% of patients
• High cholesterol reduced in more than 70% of patients
• Sleep apnea was eliminated in 85.7% of patients


Joint disease, asthma and infertility were also dramatically improved or resolved. The study showed that surgery patients lost between 62 and 75 percent of excess weight. In addition to significant weight loss and major improvement in obesity-related medical conditions, the benefits of weight loss surgery reported by patients include improved mobility and stamina, enhanced mood, Self-esteem, and quality of life.

Studies continue to show the health benefits of bariatric surgery in helping obsese patients.  To learn more and read about recent reviews and studies, visit these websites -

May 9, 2012, The Journal of American Medicine Association
Bariatric Surgery Continues to Show Benefits for Patients with Diabetes

July 23, 2012, About.com
Bariatric Surgery for People with Type 2 Diabetes

August 29, 2012 The New England Journal of Medicine
Bariatric Surgery and Prevention of Type  2 diabetes in Swedish Obese Subjects

The Bay Area Weight-loss Surgery Program may be the solution you have been searching for. At Corpus Christi Medical Center, we understand the lifelong commitment you are making and we believe it’s imperative for patients to participate in a multidisciplinary program for long-term success. Corpus Christi Medical Center offers this well-rounded approach and an experienced team to help support you through this lifelong journey.

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