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.

At the Baptist Weight Loss Center, bariatric physicians, surgeons and counselors offer surgical and non-surgical programs for your weight management needs.

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 to 29.9 indicates an individual is overweight. A BMI of 30 or greater indicates an individual is obese.

Lifestyle

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.

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