Being severely overweight can have serious health ramifications: decreased life expectancy, increased risk of heart disease and stroke, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and more.
Bronson offers a comprehensive bariatric surgery program for those who are severely overweight. We offer laparoscopic procedures for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, adjustable-band and sleeve gastrectomy. If you are considering surgery, attend our program Bariatric Surgery: Is it Right for You? to learn more. For more information, visit Classes & Events and select Weight Management, or call (269) 341-7723 to register.
Bariatric Pre-Surgery Program
Are you considering weight-loss surgery? This program is designed to help you prepare for surgery. It can help you know what to expect from surgery and have more success with weightloss after surgery.
New LEAF Program: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Food
The New LEAF Program is a lifestyle and behavior change program. It is designed for those who are overweight or who have metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health problems affecting one out of every four Americans. The New LEAF Program consists of medical weight management, nutrition, exercise and behavior change.
Self-Directed Weight Management
This self-directed program offers you flexibility to help manage your weight in partnership with your own primary care doctor. It consists of medical weight management, nutrition and behavior change. You choose only the parts of the program you need.
Health Risk Assessments
Learn your risk for a variety of health conditions, including being overweight and weight-related problems. Take our free, confidential health risk assessments today.
What is BMI (Body Mass Index)?
BMI is a reliable indicator of total body fat, which is related to the risk of disease and death. The score is valid for both men and women but it does have some limits. The limits are:
- It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
- It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle mass.
Use the BMI calculator or tables to estimate your total body fat.
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