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Surgical Weight Loss
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– Jessica MacPhail, NP, EMMC Family Medicine, Husson Ave.
EMMC Family Medicine is currently accepting new patients in many of its practices.
Last June, Robert Nichols of Waterville was playing a round of golf, just like he had done hundreds of times before. But something was different this time. When he got to the fifth hole, his chest began to hurt, and he just wasn’t feeling well. Robert was having a heart attack.
Read more about the many other life-saving stories that take place every day at EMMC Heart Care.
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If you are struggling with weight loss, you are not alone. Recent studies show that more than 190 million Americans and 61% of Maine adults are obese or overweight.
Obesity goes much deeper than outward appearance; it affects every aspect of your well-being and can lead to other diseases such as heart disease, type II diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of stroke.
Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through diet and exercise alone. Managing your weight with the help of EMMC Surgical Weight Loss means more than losing pounds, it means gaining the power to reshape your life. Together, we’ll work toward changing the way you look at food, decreasing your medication use, reducing your risk of obesity related diseases, increasing your energy, and improving the quality of the time you spend with your family and friends.
Weight Loss Surgery: A Commitment to Change
Weight loss surgery promotes weight loss by restricting food intake and, in some procedures, interrupting the digestive process. The decision to undergo bariatric surgery cannot be taken lightly. While this procedure can be a tool for life-changing weight loss, it also requires your commitment to permanent lifestyle changes, including maintaining a proper diet and participating in regular physical activity. For help getting moving, feel free to read A Good Reason to Move by Dr. Dayhim.
EMMC’s team of experienced weight loss surgeons, registered dietitians, specialized nurses, physical therapists, and psychologists can help determine if surgery is the best choice for you.