Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) March 9, 2007
Cleveland, OH PRWeb) March 9, 2007 -- Obesity is about more than appearances. It can kill.
As the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., obesity is the country's number one public health problem. So, when diet and exercise don't result in significant weight loss, surgery may be an option.
Learn more about surgical weight loss by requesting a free copy of "Medical Miracles: Conquering Obesity," available as a DVD or video from the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.
Follow the stories of three patients as they undergo bariatric surgery to manage their weight. A team of medical specialists at Cleveland Clinic guides these patients through two different weight-loss surgical procedures: gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Watch as pounds are lost, health is improved, hope is restored -- and obesity is conquered.
More than half of Americans are overweight, and roughly 12 million Americans are severely obese (defined as being 100 lbs. or more overweight). Obesity is major cause of premature death and many other medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea and degenerative joint disease.
At Cleveland Clinic, our program is focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research and education, because losing weight often is not as simple as it sounds.
Cleveland Clinic is unwavering in its commitment to quality and excellence. At every step, the staff of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute focuses on your safety and comfort. We believe you should be thoroughly educated about your treatment. We will answer all of your questions and offer the support you need to succeed.
About Cleveland Clinic:
Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Approximately 1,500 full-time salaried physicians at Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2005, there were 2.9 million outpatient visits to Cleveland Clinic. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. There were nearly 54,000 hospital admissions to Cleveland Clinic in 2005.