Weight-loss surgery at Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Life-threatening obesity is at epidemic proportions in our country, with approximately 15 million Americans, and up to 80,000 Sacramento residents, suffering from this debilitating disease. Mercy San Juan Medical Center's bariatric surgery program provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art surgical care for patients suffering from severe obesity and helps patients manage the damaging health effects of being overweight, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and infertility. Mercy San Juan patients also have an opportunity to participate in ongoing research to identify and improve the outcomes of weight-loss surgery.
Mercy San Juan's bariatric surgery program, led by Dr. Laura Machado, recently was named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.
Permanent weight-loss surgery increases your ability to move, improves your self-esteem and overall health, and extends your life. It also helps reverse or significantly improve the medical complications of life-threatening obesity; including diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and depression.
Bariatric surgery helps you lose weight and is one component of a comprehensive program that provides lifelong follow-up, dietician support, support groups and exercise.
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Call our Physician Referral Line at 1.888.800.7688 for personalized help finding a bariatric surgery specialist affiliated with Mercy San Juan Medical Center, or use our online physician directory.