What is Bariatrics?
Bariatrics is simply the field of medicine focused on obesity, its causes, prevention and treatements. Bariatric surgery is devided into two different approaches to helping treat obesity: restrictive, where the stomach's size and capacity are reduced, and malabsorption, where the stomachs 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 suregeons to ensure your success. Surgery is just one part of your lifelong commitment to better health-but we're here to help.
Mercy Bariatric Center – Springfield
1325 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 820-3282
Fax: (417) 820-9315