Obesity & Me

Learn how being overweight or obese impacts your well-being. The St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center will support you in your weight-loss journey.

Your weight-loss journey at the St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center begins with a free information session. You must attend or view the information session for your chosen program prior to your first appointment, so that you come in with the knowledge you need to discuss program options with your physician. There are two options depending on which program you choose:

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What is Obesity?

Obesity is when your weight is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height.  One of the ways it can be measured is by determining your Body Mass Index. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measure of your body fat based on your height and your weight. BMI is also one of the key qualifiers for determining weight loss options you may be eligible for.

  • Underweight is BMI <18.5
  • Healthy Weight is 18.5 – 24.9
  • Overweight is 25 – 29.9
  • Obese is 30+

How Does My Weight Affect My Health?

If your BMI is high, you are at increased risk for several diseases including:

Excess weight takes a toll on your body in other ways, including:

Obesity can shorten your life span by more than a decade. Losing even a moderate amount of weight, like 5 – 10 percent of your total body weight, can produce health benefits like reduced blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars.

Whether you’re looking to lose 20 pounds or you’re interested in bariatric surgery, St. Elizabeth Physicians has a program that can help you reach your weight-loss goals. Our diverse team of bariatric professionals will be your trusted partner – connecting you with the knowledge, tools and a community of support to help you change your lifestyle and your life.

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Your Weight-Loss Team

Meet the doctors, nurses, dietitians and behavioral health specialists who’ll be supporting you throughout your weight-loss journey.

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Weight-Loss Programs

Whether you’re interested in bariatric surgery or just want to lose 20 pounds, the Weight Management Center has a weight-loss program for you.

Patient Information Sessions

Patient Information Sessions

Attend one of our free information sessions to find out if you qualify for weight-loss surgery or to learn more about our medical diet programs.

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