PHOTO (L R) Janette Gaumer, RD, LD, Ryanne Haskell, RD, LD, E. James Hanowell, DO, James Koren, MD, Lauren Sirignano, RN, BSN, Becky Chase MS, RCEP (for fb)
Posted on June 25th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Weight Loss Surgery at Speare

Weight Loss Center Plymouth NH

It’s time. Medical science has determined that weight loss surgery saves lives. Maybe it can save yours or the life of someone you know.

After much anticipation, Plymouth General Surgery has opened its Weight Loss Surgery Center at Speare. Offering two of the most successful and
widely performed procedures—gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy—patients are now being accepted into the program.

Have you been unsuccessful in losing weight for the long-term, even after dieting, exercising, or using medications? Are you highly motivated to become a healthier and fitter person? Do you have a body mass index (BMI) above 40–which means about 100 pounds overweight for men and about
80 pounds for women? Then you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Surgery may also be an option if you suffer from life-threatening cardiopulmonary problems like severe sleep apnea, obesity-related heart disease or diabetes, and have a BMI between 35 and 40.

BMI Chart

Obesity is a chronic health condition that is very difficult to treat, but weight loss surgery has proven to be a safe and effective way to cure it. Surgery improves most obesity-related conditions, saving lives. One study found that blood sugar levels of most obese patients with diabetes returned
to normal immediately after surgery. Other findings include control of diabetes, lowered blood pressure and total cholesterol, relief from sleep apnea, severe acid reflux, and urinary stress incontinence, and eased lower back and osteoarthritis pain. Patients also report enhanced mobility and improved mood and self-esteem. Five years after weight loss surgery, patients have usually lost 50–70% of their excess weight.

Did You Know?

Medical conditions associated with obesity are usually cured or significantly improved by weight loss surgery, including the following:

  • 99% Heart Burn (GERD)
  • 97% High Cholesterol
  • 95% Heart Failure
  • 95% Diabetes
  • 92% High Blood Pressure
  • 82% Arthritis
  • 80% Sleep Apnea
PHOTO (L R) Janette Gaumer, RD, LD, Ryanne Haskell, RD, LD, E. James Hanowell, DO, James Koren, MD, Lauren Sirignano, RN, BSN, Becky Chase MS, RCEP (for fb)
Weight Loss Surgery Center Team (L-R) Janette Gaumer, RD, LD, Ryanne Haskell, RD, LD, E. James Hanowell, DO, James Koren, MD, Lauren Sirignano, RN, BSN, Becky Chase MS, RCEP

Dr. James Koren Jr. and Dr. E. James Hanowell, of Plymouth General Surgery, are highly experienced in minimally invasive surgical techniques to help patients achieve weight loss, primarily by limiting how much food your stomach can hold and changing how your body absorbs calories and
nutrients.

If you feel that now is the time for you to end the burden of obesity, visit
SpeareHospital.com/weightloss to reserve your spot at an upcoming Weight Loss Surgery Center Info Session on Thursday, Jule 11th, August 8th or September 12th, at 5 pm at 103 Boulder Point Drive in Plymouth. For more information please call 603-536- 5670.

Credit: Wittgrove AC, Clark GW., Obes. Surg. 2000, et al.

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