The number on your scale not only says much about the current state of your health, but your future health as well. Being overweight or obese puts you at higher risk for a diverse array of diagnoses — some minor, others serious.
Dr. Robert Snow and our team at the Snow Bariatric Center offer proven solutions for weight loss that you might not have considered before.
If you’re tired of your low energy, embarrassed about going to the gym, and bummed out about your limited fashion choices, it’s time to pursue a new path toward weight loss. But more critical than any of these motivators is your physical health and long-term quality of life.
Weight and overall health are linked
The problems that weight loss eases or eliminates are myriad. Some are uncomfortable and inconvenient, but not life-threatening, such as foot pain and general lethargy.
Weight loss also impacts some serious medical conditions. Losing weight lowers your risk of developing:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Certain types of cancer
- Obstructive sleep apnea
Being overweight raises your blood pressure and cholesterol, which are risk factors for both heart disease and stroke, while extra weight has also been linked to postmenopausal breast cancer and colon cancer.
Weight loss lowers your risk of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. If you already have diabetes, weight loss can play a large part in managing blood sugar and even cause you to require less medication.
In fact, if you’re overweight or obese, losing just 5-10% of your body weight can help normalize your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels.
Our bariatric procedures
We offer a menu of bariatric procedures to help you lose weight and improve your health, including:
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Gastric sleeve
- ObalonⓇ Balloon System
- LAP-BANDⓇ System
- Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
Some bariatric procedures are invasive surgery that permanently changes the anatomy of your gastrointestinal system, while others are noninvasive and reversible. Successful weight loss after any of the procedures requires your continued healthy lifestyle efforts.
Life’s too short to continue feeling powerless about your weight or your health. Bariatric surgery helps people lose weight and improve their overall health, and may even prevent the onset of serious disease.
We’ve made it our business to care for people who are grappling with obesity and worried about how the condition will impact their health. The best way to find out if a bariatric procedure is right for you is to come in to see Dr. Snow and get his expert assessment. You can call one of our three convenient office locations, or make an appointment using our convenient online booking tool.