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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatrics is the treatment and prevention of obesity. Being overweight or obese contributes to many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea and bone and joint problems. Bariatric treatments range from diet, exercise, and behavioral therapy to medications and surgery.

Our goal is to help each patient achieve greater health and an improved quality of life. Our bariatric specialists work with each patient to find the most appropriate and effective treatment plan. 

Sign Up for a FREE Bariatric Surgery Information Session

Pali Momi Bariatrics Program: 1-808-951-LOSS (5677)

Neighbor Islands: 1-866-947-LOSS (5677)


Bariatric Surgery at Pali Momi

For some people, dieting is not the only answer to weight loss.

Bariatric surgery has been proven to effectively treat the following conditions when battling obesity:

  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Coronary artery disease/hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea

Pali Momi’s fully accredited, comprehensive bariatric surgery program offers:

  • Complete, individualized care right here in Hawaii
  • Free monthly info sessions and support groups on Oahu with quarterly sessions on the neighbor islands
  • Support groups focused on general information, peer support and nutrition guidance
  • A center designated for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and as an accredited Quality Improvement Program

Join Program Director Christi Keliipio, RN and Dr. Mark Grief, bariatric surgeon, to determine if surgery is right for you. You’ll receive detailed information about the surgical options, benefits and risks, medical criteria to qualify and necessary lifestyle changes. Sign up to reserve a seat for one of our upcoming sessions. You are also welcome to bring a friend or family member with you.

For more information on bariatric surgery, please read  Pali Momi’s Bariatrics Program Handbook

Pali Momi Bariatrics Program: 1-808-951-LOSS (5677)

Neighbor Islands: 1-866-947-LOSS (5677)


This service is available at:   Pali Momi

 

Morbid obesity and its medical Impact

A clear understanding of morbid obesity helps to guide physicians in selection of therapy for people who are overweight. A person is considered clinically severely obese (morbidly obese) when he or she is so heavy that the fat tissue load creates (or will create) other medical problems.

Nearly 80% of obese patients have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis

Bariatric surgery has been proven effective in treating these conditions. In one study of 104 patients at 1 year post-operation, 90.8% of patient conditions were improved or completely eliminated.

The gastric bypass procedure can successfully start patients on the road to recovery from morbid obesity, but the adjustments after surgery are tough, and surgery has inherent risk. Furthermore, surgery alone will not ensure long-term success. In order to get down to a healthy weight, patients must adjust their eating habits and exercise patterns. Regular attendance at support groups and workshops is highly recommended.

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1 808 951 LOSS (5677)

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1 877 947 LOSS (5677)

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