Central Maine Bariatrics Helps Improve Patients' Quality of Life
Imagine a tomorrow that could include fewer trips to the pharmacy and fewer bills for medication.
Central Maine Bariatrics assists patients who are seeking treatment for obesity. Because obesity often leads to other medical conditions, we define success not only by the amount of weight our patients lose, but also by improvements in their quality of life. For many of our patients, an improved quality of life includes taking fewer medications and also seeing their obesity-associated diseases, like diabetes and high blood pressure, resolve completely.
Central Maine Bariatric Surgery's comprehensive program offers all the services you need to be prepared for surgery, plus the tools needed to make sure you have long-term success.
Bariatric surgery can greatly improve your quality of life in many ways. As you begin to lose weight, you may feel more energetic and also feel better about yourself. You may notice you are no longer short of breath during daily activities, and you may start participating in new adventures. Many of our patients uncover opportunities for better work, new friendships and an improved outlook on a long and happy life.
Effectively Maintained Weight Loss
It is important to understand that bariatric surgery is a tool for weight loss, not the cure. Your commitment to diet and exercise to achieve a healthier and fuller life is essential for long-term success. Surgery is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle -- but it allows diet and exercise to actually work. We have many resources available to help you achieve this success, including monthly support groups, and one-on-one follow-up with our dietitians and social worker.
Improvement of Obesity-Related Illnesses
Bariatric surgery also improves or cures most medical problems associated with obesity. Some of these conditions include hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, degenerative arthritis, sleep apnea, urinary stress incontinence, and gastro-esophageal reflux. Once patients begin to lose weight, they can usually reduce or stop taking medications for these medical problems.
Our comprehensive program features:
- Experienced board-certified surgeons affiliated with the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
- A multidisciplinary team, including specialty-trained physicians, skilled physician assistants and surgical assistants, dietitians, nurses, and behavioral health specialists.
- Bariatric procedures using state-of-the-art laparoscopic techniques resulting in fewer complications and faster recovery.
- Single-incision surgical option(s) for qualified patients.
Call us, at 207-795-5710, if you would like to learn more about bariatric surgery or make an appointment.
The National Institute of Health states that: "Only surgery has proven effective over the long term for most patients with clinically severe obesity."