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Weight Loss Options

Being overweight means that body weight is above standard recommendations based on height and weight. For many severely overweight people, repeated attempts at diet and exercise have been unsuccessful. Surgical treatment for weight loss may be recommended for those with morbid obesity, or people with severe obesity who have obesity-related health problems.

Akron General’s Bariatric Center was one of the first hospitals in Ohio to offer minimally invasive (laparoscopic) gastric bypass, or Roux-En-Y. Akron General Medical Center also offers the latest bariatric procedures available, including the LAPBAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System and The REALIZE™ band. If you are interested in gastric banding, we offer some frequently asked questions and answers that may help you in determining the best system for you.

Date Updated: 15-JAN-2016

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