Obesity affects far more than just your waistline. It's a metabolic condition that increases your risk for health problems such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.
OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center offers two ways patients can reduce their obesity, boost their well-being and live a healthy lifestyle, both based on your body mass index (BMI) and other factors.
BMI is a measure of your weight as it relates to your height. BMI usually gives you a good idea of the amount of body fat you have. Your health care providers use BMI to find out your risk for obesity-related diseases.
Do you know your BMI?
In general, a BMI from 20 to 24.9 in adults is considered ideal. A BMI of more than 27 to 30 with co-morbidities, or a BMI of 30 or more without co-morbidities means you can join our Medical Weight Loss Program.
A person is considered obese if their BMI is greater than 30 and morbidly obese if their BMI is 40 or greater. If your BMI is 35 to 39.9 and you also have co-morbidities, you qualify for weight loss surgery at OSF Little Company of Mary. You also qualify for bariatric surgery if your BMI is 40, with or without co-morbidities.
The Center for Weight Management at OSF Little Company of Mary is dedicated to safely and effectively treating patients who are overweight.
After living years with the pain of unsuccessful diet and exercise plans, you may lose hope. That's why we strive to reduce the problems related to obesity.
We offer both Medical Weight Loss and Surgical Weight Loss Programs . We also offer a complete team of specialists, including nutritionists, psychologists and more, to provide new answers and options for overcoming obesity and enjoying the healthier, happier life you deserve.
We are committed health care professionals able to treat even the most medically complicated patients as well as those wanting to lose weight on their own.
Are you a candidate for the Medical Weight Loss Program?
Are you a candidate for Surgical Weight Loss?
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