Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center
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Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

Changing your life, and your lifestyle, is a big decision.  Weight loss surgery should only be considered as a last option and only if your BMI>50.

Some questions to ask yourself when considering weight loss surgery:

  • Have I exhausted non-surgical measures?
  • Am I well informed about the available surgical procedures and the effects of treatment?
  • Am I determined to lose weight and improve my health?
  • Can I maintain a lifelong commitment to medical follow-up and vitamin/mineral supplementation?

Obesity Overview
Obesity means accumulation of excess fat on the body.  It has many serious long-term consequences for your health, and it is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States (tobacco is the first). Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. The BMI is a measure of your weight relative to your height.

Obesity is an epidemic in the United States and in other developed countries. More than half of Americans are overweight—including at least 1 in 5 children. Nearly one third are obese. Obesity is on the rise in our society because food is abundant and physical activity is optional.

Locations

Healing Arts Pavilion
Hospital
Imaging Centers
Immediate Care New Lenox
Immediate Care Plainfield
Physical Therapy Services
Sleep Disorder Center
Wound Care Center

Medical Services

Alliance Health
Balloon Sinuplasty
Behavioral Health
Cancer Services
Cardiovascular and Heart Care
Children's Emergency Department
Clinical Research Trials at PSJMC
Diabetes and Nutrition Education
EICU - enhanced ICU
Emergency Services
Family Birthing Suites
Gastrointestinal Services
Healing Arts Pavilion
Presence Home Care and Hospice
Imaging Services
Interventional Radiology
Long Term Care
Neuroscience Institute
Orthopedic Services
Pediatric Services
Pulmonary Services
Rehabilitation - Inpatient
Rehabilitation - Outpatient
Senior Spirit
Presence Sleep Care
Support Groups
Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery
Women and Children Services
Wound Care Center

Patient & Visitor Information

Accepted Insurance Providers
Advance Directives
Appointments
Area Information
Cafeteria Menu/Hours
Contact Information
Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance and Clearance
Gift Shop
Language Assistance
Maps & Directions
Medical and Vital Records
Medical Library
MRSA Prevention
Nurse Staffing Information for Patients
Parking Information
Patient Email
Patient Family Advisory Committee
Patient Health Portals
Patient Privacy Overview
Patient Questions & Concerns
Patient Stories
Room Service Dining
Spiritual Care
Visiting Hours
Will County Emergency Cooling & Warming Centers

About Us

Map of 1st Floor
Advocacy
Accreditations
Board of Directors
Commitment to our Communities
Community Outreach
Community Partners
Contact Information
Conference Center Facilities
Flu Information
History/Overview
Hospital Report Card Act
Locations
Mission Vision and Values
Patient Stories
Physicians Only
Virtual Tours