Bariatrics is simply the field of medicine focused on obesity, its causes, prevention and treatments. Bariatric surgery is divided into two different approaches to helping treat obesity: restrictive, where the stomach’s size and capacity are reduced, and malabsorption, where the stomach’s ability to absorb calories and nutrients is reduced.
At Mercy, bariatrics means an entire team of leading experts ready to help you meet your weight loss and overall health goals. In addition to your primary care physician, we call on our psychiatrists, dietitians, physical therapists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and surgeons to ensure your long-term health. Surgery is just one part of your lifelong commitment to better health — and we’re here to help.