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Christine, Patient

Patient in 2011

Treasure Coast Bariatric at Indian River Medical Center can help you determine if weight loss surgery is the right choice for you. Morbid obesity is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. An estimated 5-10 million Americans are considered morbidly obese.

Obesity becomes “morbid” when it reaches the point of significantly increasing the risk of one or more obesity-related health conditions or serious diseases (also known as co-morbidities) that can result either in significant physical disability or even death.

Signs of morbid obesity

You may be morbidly obese if you are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or higher with another high-risk medical condition such as:

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  • Acid reflux disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Fatty liver disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
Gil, Patient

Patient in 2006

Together, we provide the tools you need to have a healthier future. That means:

  • Increased energy
  • Lower blood pressure and joint pain
  • Improved blood glucose and cholesterol levels
  • Extending your life

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