169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: 607-352-3550 Fax: 607-798-5270
Make feeling better a priority. And make plans for your weight loss success. We want to listen to your story and your weight-loss goals because no two journeys are alike.
The team at Lourdes will provide the very best care and work with you to create a weight-loss plan that is designed for you and get you back to the little things you love.
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.
Lourdes is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). As an accredited program we have demonstrated that our center meets the needs of our patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality, patient-centered care. This means our patients experience a program distinguished for its superior efficiency and safety.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has recognized Lourdes Hospital with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. To learn more visit www.bcbs.com/bluedistinction.
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, please call us at 607-352-3550.
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