169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY
The Riverside Surgical Bariatric Program at Lourdes strives
to provide the very best care to help you achieve your weight loss
You can count on our team of dedicated professionals to help you
through all phases of your care - from preoperative education, to
postoperative counseling and dietary management. Our surgeons,
dietitians, psychologists, physicians, physician assistants, and
nurses are highly trained and specialize in helping patients
undergoing weight loss surgery.
What is Overweight and
"Overweight" and "obesity" are standard medical terms used
to assess a person's risk of disease based on their height and
weight. Today, 130 million Americans, more than two-thirds of the
adult population, are overweight, and another 60 million people are
considered obese. The prevalence of overweight and obesity has
steadily increased over the years among genders, all ages, all
racial/ethnic groups, and all educational levels.
Excess weight can lead to medical problems
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Gastro-Esophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Sleep Apnea
- Fatty Liver (NASH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) uses a formula
called Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine the degree of overweight
or obesity in a person. It is a measure of a person's weight in
relation to their height. BMI is the recommended approach for
assessing body fat in the clinical setting.
information or to schedule an appointment with our Bariatric Nurse
Navigator, please call us at 607-798-5485.