Bariatric Options

Weight no longer!
Bariatric Options - Free SeminarIf you are struggling with severe obesity and suffering from related health conditions, Oakwood Bariatric Options can help.

Approximately 11-15 million Americans today are estimated to be morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is a debilitating disease of the mind, body and spirit – something that diets, medication and exercise have no lasting impact upon.

Now there is an answer: weight loss surgery.

Oakwood Bariatric Options offers a surgical solution that is proven effective. It will change your life and reduce the risk of developing life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease.


What is Bariatrics?
Bariatrics is the field of medicine that focuses on the treatment and control of morbid obesity.

Do You Suffer From Morbid Obesity?
Morbid obesity is a chronic condition. There is no known cure. Obesity is determined by the following factors: genetics, behavior, internally set points of weight, and eating habits. Because of these factors, the morbidly obese person loses the ability to control his or her weight.

Morbid obesity is a medical term describing people who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40, or a BMI of 35-40 along with significant medical problems caused or exacerbated by weight. These medical problems include:
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • High Cholesterol
  • Joint Disease
  • Esophageal Reflux
  • Loss of Bladder Control
  • Infertility
  • Reduced Life Expectancy

Listen to Oakwood's physician discussing bariatric surgery on Champions of Care on news talk 760 WJR

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Daniel Bacal, MD | how bariatric surgery can help your physical and emotional health

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Edward Mavashev, MD | how bariatric surgery can be your best treatment for obesity

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Terry Marentette | talks with a patient about how Oakwood supports weight loss success


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