Obesity is a complex problem and can lead to serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. When diet and exercise aren't enough, obese patients (those with a BMI over 30) may consider weight loss procedures in order to help them get back to a healthy weight.
Marshall surgeon Blaine Nease, MD, FACS, oversees bariatric surgery at Marshall Health and serves as medical director of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Center for Surgical Weight Control. The center is designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS). Dr. Nease and Dr. Munie are committed to a full-team approach to weight loss, realizing that true change happens in the months and years that follow your surgery.
Weight-loss procedures available through the center:
- Gastric bypass
- Adjustable gastric band
- Duodenal switch
- Orbera intragastric balloon
- Sleeve gastrectomy
To schedule a consult with one of our bariatric surgeons to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for surgery, call 304-399-4118.