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Get trusted information about surgical weight loss (bariatric surgery) to help you decide whether this type of surgery is for you, and to explain your options from pre-surgery through recovery.

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Understanding Obesity In many ways, obesity is a puzzling disease. How the body regulates weight and body fat is not well understood.
Obesity and Health Problems Obesity puts you at risk for other health conditions, from type 2 diabetes to sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Treating Obesity Weight loss is the goal in obesity treatment. Your treatment depends on your age, health, medical history - and how much weight you need to lose.
Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery should be used only in select cases. These are major surgeries that involve bypassing a part of the small bowel.
Lifestyle Changes Cutting back on calories and fat and starting an exercise program are two proven methods to successful weight loss.
Children and Obesity More than 9 million children between the ages of 6 and 19 are overweight. And a teen who is overweight or obese is likely to remain so as an adult.

About Transformations

Obesity is a chronic disease meaning that its symptoms build slowly. It can affect both your health and quality of life. Bariatric surgery is a treatment option that permanently alters the patient’s anatomy and physiology, while allowing for significant weight loss and the reversal or improvement of co-morbid conditions. 

Transformations, a comprehensive weight management, metabolic and bariatric center that caters to the needs of the individual patient, opened in October 2011. For more information visit their website or call (601) 936-1170.

Weight-Loss Expertise

If your weight is keeping you from leading the healthy, active life you’ve envisioned, we can help. CMMC’s comprehensive bariatric surgery* program addresses the physical and emotional aspects of weight loss, offering education and support from pre-surgery through recovery. Our multidisciplinary team of weight-loss professionals provide you with the tools you need to achieve long-term weight loss.

*Weight loss surgery:  Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery.

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Central Mississippi Medical Center
1850 Chadwick Dr. Jackson, MS 39204
(601) 376-1000