Morbid obesity is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. An estimated 5-10 million Americans are considered morbidly obese. Obesity becomes "morbid" when it reaches the point of significantly increasing the risk of one or more obesity-related health conditions or serious diseases (also known as co-morbidities) that can result either in significant physical disability or even death.
Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Its growing use to treat morbid obesity is the result of three factors: Our current knowledge of the significant health risks of morbid obesity; the relatively low risk and complications of the procedures versus not having surgery; and the ineffectiveness of current non-surgical approaches to produce sustained weight loss. This site will provide valuable information about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery. However, the best way to get a full assessment of your condition is to schedule a consultation to determine if weight loss surgery may be an option for you. The North Carolina Surgical Weight Loss Center at Village Surgical Associates PA is pleased to offer this service to our community. We offer a educational forum each month at the Village Drive Education Complex. To reserve a seat, please call the number below. We ask each patient to attend our seminar prior to his or her initial consultation. We also offer a support group the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in our office. We look forward to helping you with your health needs. We are now offering Lap Band as an alternative to Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.
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NEXT EDUCATION SEMINAR HELD 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Please call 910-323-2626 to reserve a seat
Village Surgical Associates PA
James Classen, MD, FACS
Leo Davidson, MD, FACS
1841 Quiet Cove
Fayetteville, NC 28304 (910) 323-2626