Her struggle: Years of yo-yo dieting.
Her wakeup call: Developing pre-diabetes and high blood pressure due to excess weight.
Her next step: Discussing – and then undergoing – bariatric surgery at Grand View Health.
Her life today: Soaring self-confidence, no more chronic health issues, and 100 pounds lost.
Obesity continues to impact our community while creating physical, emotional and mental struggles for those affected each day. The Grand View Health Bariatric & Metabolic Institute was established to help members of our community living with obesity and related issues redirect their journey to a healthy, active lifestyle.
No matter where you are on your weight-loss journey, from exploring surgery options to adapting to your new lifestyle after surgery, we are here to guide you every step of the way. The most important thing you can do is take the first step to attend a free information seminar and find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement tool that compares your height to your weight, giving an indication of whether you are overweight, underweight or a healthy weight for your height.
If your BMI is ≥ 40 or ≥ 35 with significant obesity-related co-morbidities, you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.
If your weight is keeping you from the activities you enjoy, surgical weight loss may be an option to help you lose weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Join the bariatric team at one of our free information seminars, held twice a month at the Grand View Health Sellersville Outpatient Center off of Route 309. In this seminar, you will meet our board-certified Bariatric Surgeon, Michael Fishman, MD, who will present the surgery options available to you and answer all of your questions. Register to reserve your spot today at gvh.org/class.
If you think you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery, a one-on-one consultation with our bariatric surgeon can help you understand the risks, benefits and alternatives of the various weight-loss procedures. We offer team support to educate, evaluate and guide patients living with obesity-related issues. Most major insurances accepted. Call 215-453-3400 to make an appointment.
To achieve the lifestyle changes needed for lasting success following bariatric surgery, our nutrition, exercise and behavioral specialists can help you stay on track. You will have the added support of fellow bariatric patients just like you who understand what it’s like post-bariatric surgery. Attendees in our free bariatric support groups will inspire and motivate you with tips and share experiences from their own weight-loss journeys. We meet at the Grand View Health Sellersville Outpatient Center on the first Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. Register at gvh.org/classes