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Obesity is a world-wide epidemic that is caused by multiple factors including poor eating habits, genetic predisposition, and lack of exercise. Obesity leads to significant health problems including liver cirrhosis, heart attack, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, disability and early death. Weight loss surgery is the single most effective treatment of obesity. As a result, patients experience improved quality of life and increased length of life by improving and preventing the health problems associated with obesity after they have surgery. However, in order to achieve these results, all patients must adopt permanent life-style changes to increase their level of activity and improve their eating habits, in addition to having surgery.

For more information, watch this short video from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery to see how weight loss surgery could impact your life. In this video, discover how a Navy Veteran, a Stanford Nurse, and a former NFL player used weight loss surgery to overcome their struggles with obesity.

Lahey’s Surgical Weight Loss Center offers patients a multidisciplinary team approach to their treatment. The program works with specialists in nutrition, psychology and social work to provide patients with the most comprehensive weight loss experience possible, giving each patient better odds of a successful and maintainable outcome.

Read our guide to Surgical Weight Loss.