Baptist Weight Loss Center
Obesity in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, with more than 60 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.
What are my options based on my 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.
For obese individuals, Renew: Healthy Lifestyle Solutions is a 12-week program offered at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women in Memphis to help patients deal with the interpersonal, emotional and lifestyle issues that often result in obesity.
- Lap Band™ or Gastric Bypass Surgery
Individuals interested in learning more about surgical solutions for weight loss are encouraged to attend one of the free education seminars hosted by the hospitals that provide weight loss services. Reservations are not required. For more information, please call (901) 226-LOSE (5673) or click on the links below.
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery
For some people, surgery is the only long-term solution to lose weight. Baptist DeSoto offers several options, including the gastric sleeve procedure. This procedure makes the stomach smaller, which helps you feel fuller quicker. Ultimately, helping people lose weight.