The Center for Surgical Weight Management at Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth knows obesity and morbid obesity are life-threatening conditions. That's why we do everything we can to provide you with all the tools you need to change your life for good through on-going group support meetings, educational workshops, individual counseling, surgical options and more.
Before any decisions are made about what steps to take, we ask each of our patients to determine their body mass index, or BMI. This quick and easy test, devised by doctors and researchers, helps us objectively discuss options with our patients.
People who have a BMI greater than 35 are at an exponentially higher risk of premature death than people just 10 points lower. The sooner you seek help from the Center for Surgical Weight Management at GMC–Duluth or any healthcare provider, the better chance you have of getting your weight issues under control and living a longer, healthier life.
The cost of obesity
Not only does obesity have an effect on an individual's lifespan, it also has an effect on them financially. People with a BMI of more than 35, on average, pay almost 20 percent more for medical services like physician and pharmacy visits, lab testing, and both inpatient and outpatient services.
Fighting obesity is not an easy task but the Center for Surgical Weight Management at Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth is here to help guide you through this process, every step of the way.
For more information, please call 678-312-6200, or complete the online form and someone will contact you.