Weight Loss Center
The Baptist North Mississippi Weight Loss Center is recognized as a quality program for bariatric surgery by MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program).
Obesity in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, with more than 68 percent of our population now overweight. More Americans are eating out, and many tend to put convenience and taste ahead of nutritional content. Being overweight and obese are known risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, gallbladder disease, degeneration of cartilage and bone joints, sleep apnea and some forms of cancer.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
The Baptist Weight Loss Center offers options to help individuals whose Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates they are either overweight or obese.
BMI is the height-to-weight ratio of an individual and is determined by a mathematical formula. A BMI of 25-29.9 indicates an individual is overweight. A BMI of 30 or greater indicates an individual is obese, and a BMI greater than 40 is morbidly obese. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) BMI page to calculate your BMI.
Surgical Treatment for Morbid Obesity
Surgical treatment for morbid obesity is available at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi through the sleeve gastrectomy procedure. For more information, please call 1-800-976-5589.
How do I learn more about surgical weight loss options?
Individuals interested in learning more about surgical solutions for weight loss are encouraged to attend one of the free education seminars hosted by Dr. Michael King and Dr. Karan Bath, or call 1-800-976-5589 for more information.