Have you already tried traditional ways to lose weight and have not been successful? Start the journey to restoring your health and transforming your life today. The experienced bariatric surgery team at Corpus Christi Medical Center - Bay Area is ready to guide you to a healthier and more active life!
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 at the Medical Center in Corpus Christi.
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
If you have already tried diets to lose weight and other traditional weight loss methods and have been unsuccessful, surgical weight loss could be an option for you.
An estimated 97 million Americans, more than one-third of the adult population, are overweight or obese. Five to 10 million of those are considered morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is typically defined as being 100 lbs. or more over ideal body weight or having a Body Mass Index of 40 or higher.
According to the National Institutes of Health Consensus Report, morbid obesity is a serious disease and must be treated as such. It is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. If you are among those who fit into the morbid obesity category, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.
Join Us For A FREE Informational Seminar
Bay Area offers FREE seminars for those interested in learning about surgical weight loss procedures. These informative seminars are held at our hospital and are hosted by one of our bariatric surgeons and usually last two hours. During this time the surgeon will discuss the different types of bariatric surgery, the rationale for surgery and the expected outcomes. After the lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question-answer session. We encourage anyone interested in weight loss surgery to bring friends and family to the seminar for support and to share in the experience.
Attend a Seminar
Start your weight loss journey. Join us at one of our free seminars to learn more.