Obesity is a worldwide epidemic and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) are obese. It is a condition that does not discriminate and affects men and women of all ages, races, ethnicities and education levels.
When it comes to losing weight, no two people are alike. Some people lose weight easily by reducing calorie intake and increasing exercise. Yet for nearly 100 million Americans—two-thirds of the adult population—significant weight loss is a constant battle.
Weight loss surgery, also called metabolic and bariatric surgery, enables people who have struggled with diet after diet to be able to lose weight and keep it off — for life.
Study after study proves that losing a significant amount of weight saves lives. It can also help resolve, reduce risk or prevent more than 30 diseases and conditions, including some cancers.
If you are about 100 pounds or more overweight, Cooper bariatric surgery may be the answer to your weight loss struggles.
Cooper’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery for meeting rigorous criteria for safe, high-quality surgical care. To learn more about this accreditation visit http://www.mbsaqip.org/.
Cooper University Hospital is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.