Mercy Bariatric Center - Springfield

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What is Bariatrics?

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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.

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Mercy Bariatric Center – Springfield
1325 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 820-3282
Fax: (417) 820-9315

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Am I Eligible?

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Bariatric surgery is a great way to help build a healthy lifestyle, but it's not for everyone. For weight loss surgery to be a viable option, patients must meet the following criteria:

You're 100 pounds or more over your ideal weight and have one of the following conditions:

1.) A body mass index, or BMI, between 30 and 35, and

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Your weight is causing health problems

2.) Or have a BMI if 40 or more and none of the above health conditions.

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Disclaimer: Surgery may be associated with its own set of problems, such as infection, poor wound healing, and rarely even death. Therefore, you and your surgeon should carefully discuss the risks of your current health condition compared to the risks and benefits of surgery.

 


 

I Am Eligible
Learn more about additional requirements and the types of surgery at Mercy Bariatric Center - Springfield.

I Am Not Eligible
If you're not eligible for bariatric surgery, Mercy is still here to help. We have teams of weight loss specialists for non-surgical options as well.

 

 

Our
Surgeon

 

 

 

Christopher A. Edwards, MD, specializes in Bariatric, Breast and General Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Edwards graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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If you're ready to take the next step towards a healthier life,
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