Mercy Bariatrics Clinic on Southfork in St. Louis, MO provides bariatric surgery options that can help you successfully reach a healthier weight and reduce your risk of developing health complications associated with obesity. Bariatric surgery is just one aspect of Mercy’s commitment to your health. In consultation with your primary care physician, we leverage the expertise of psychologists, dietitians, physical therapists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, surgeons and other experts to ensure your success.
If you struggle with obesity and haven’t been able to lose weight by diet and exercise, you may want to consider bariatric surgical weight loss. Bariatric surgery falls into two categories - restrictive, which reduces the stomach's size and capacity and malabsorption, which reduces the stomach’s ability to absorb calories. Surgical weight loss may also provide significant health benefits and allow you to:
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For weight loss surgery to be a viable option, patients must meet the following criteria:
You're over the age of 18 and 100 pounds or more over your ideal weight and have one of the following conditions:
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.
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If you're not eligible for bariatric surgery learn more about Mercy's non-surgical options.
Hear from patient Duane Rough on how bariatric surgery has changed his life.
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including:
If keeping the weight off is a problem, bariatric surgery could help. Get our free guide.