The Bariatric Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital.
Here at St. Joseph Hospital, we treat the patient holistically,
striving toward excellence by providing the tools necessary to promote
long-term physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual support
before and after surgery. Through incorporating the core values
of St. Joseph Hospital, our Bariatric Care Center is able to meet
the needs of our bariatric patients.
Our team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to successful long-term
weight loss using the expertise of the surgeons, program coordinator,
psychologist, registered dietitians, physical therapists, exercise
physiologist, meditation/spirituality specialist, acute-care surgical
and postop staff, and office personnel.
Diet, exercise, and behavior modification result in only a 10%
long-term weight loss and are not a long-term cure for morbid obesity.
Bariatric surgery is the only proven long-term method of weight
loss for individuals 100 or more pounds overweight. Gastric bypass
surgery is a tool rather than a cure. Long-term weight loss requires
lifestyle change in addition to surgery. The most successful individuals
incorporate healthy eating habits and exercise into their new, healthy
The surgeons at the St. Joseph Hospital Bariatric Care Center have
been trained by some of the foremost physicians in the field. Ninety
percent of all gastric bypass surgeries are done laparoscopically.
The American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and the National Institutes
of Health consider laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery to be the
"gold standard" in weight-loss surgery.
If you are considering the decision to undergo weight-loss surgery,
you will want to educate yourself on these life-changing procedures.
The staff at the St. Joseph Hospital Bariatric Care Center are here
to answer all of your questions and to determine whether you are
a candidate for this type of surgery. Just give us a call at 714-541-5559.
St. Joseph Hospital is centrally located in Southern California
in the city of Orange, within miles of beautiful beaches, mountains,
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