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North Charleston, SC Gastric Bypass Surgery

Surgical Weight Loss Interventions In North Charleston, SC

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One of the most pressing health issues that faces America today is obesity. Although the possible causes of obesity are many and not fully understood, it is clear that being obese can put a person at an elevated risk for numerous negative consequences. In addition to a misinformed yet real social stigma that can influence everything from work to social life, people in North Charleston, SC who are obese may eventually develop cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes mellitus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, high cholesterol, and stroke. Thus, if you are one of the 30.8 percent of South Carolina residents who self-reported being obese to the Centers for Disease Control in 2011, you may be looking for options to prevent or treat these obesity-associated morbidities.  For those who have already exhausted the conventional interventions of healthy, restricted diet, and more frequent and intense physical activity, your North Charleston medical advisor may prescribe a medication for weight loss or may suggest surgery.  Importantly, both doctors and insurance companies have recognized that the cost of surgery for bariatric patients often is less than caring for obesity-related conditions in the long term; thus, you should not rule out surgery because you are concerned about being denied because it is relatively likely that an insurer would cover at least part of the procedure.

To find out if you are a candidate for gastric banding or bypass in North Charleston, the first step is to meet with a board-certified surgeon (or get a referral from your primary doctor if applicable). Residents of North Charleston have lots of easily accessible resources at their disposal including East Cooper Medical Center, the Medical University of South Carolina, Roper Hospital, and numerous others.

Bariatric Surgeons in North Charleston, South Carolina

Click here to view all of the Bariatric and Gastric surgeons near North Charleston, SC.

 
Bariatric Surgeon
25 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29425
Bariatric Surgeon
109 Burton Ave
Summerville SC 29485
Bariatric Surgeon
4700 Waters Ave #403
Savannah GA 31404

 

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