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Treasure Coast Bariatric at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital 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.
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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