169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
The Riverside Surgical Bariatric Program at Lourdes strives to provide the very best care to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
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 Does Overweight and Obesity Mean?
"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 including:
- 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.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Bariatric Nurse Navigator, please call us at 607-798-5485.