Mercy Bariatric Center - Winding Woods

Doctor's Office
300 Winding Woods Drive, Suite 206
O Fallon, MO 63366

Phone: (636) 861-7870
Fax: (636) 861-8866
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The reasons for weight loss are more than cosmetic. People who are obese often experience serious health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, and may be at increased risk for certain cancers.  Mercy Bariatric Center in O'Fallon, MO provides bariatric surgery that can help you successfully reach a healthier weight and reduce your risk of developing health complications associated with obesity.

In addition, surgical weight loss may also provide significant health benefits and allow you to:

  • Feel better
  • Have more energy
  • Reduce your cholesterol levels
  • Improve your breathing and mobility
  • Improve or resolve type 2 diabetes
  • Decrease your risk of heart disease, stroke, fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis and gastroesophageal reflux

What is Bariatric Surgery?

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 stomachs ability to absorb calories and nutrients is reduced.

At Mercy Bariatrics our team of leading experts is ready to help you meet your weight loss and health goals. We provide a variety of bariatric procedures including gastric sleeve, gastric banding and gastric bypass. In addition to your primary care physician, we call on our psychologists, dietitians, physical therapists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and surgeons to ensure your success. Bariatric surgery is just one part of your lifelong commitment to better health-but we're here to help.

Am I Eligible for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is approved only for people over the age of 18 with either of the following:

  • Body mass index (BMI) greater than 35
  • BMI greater than 30 with a severe co-morbidity, such as: 
    • Heart disease
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Sleep apnea
    • High blood pressure
    • Weight-related health problems 

Disclaimer: Bariatric surgery comes with other risks to consider, such as infection, poor wound healing and even death. You and your doctor should discuss these risks when you talk about the potential benefits of surgery. 

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