As the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, obesity is one of the most important health challenges of the 21st century.
Hypertension, diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease are just a few of the many illnesses that have been associated with obesity. During the last 20 years, these trends in America have become truly alarming.
According to the American Obesity Association, over 30% of Americans ages 20 and older are obese, as are 15% of children and adolescents.
Those who have been affected by this disease know it impacts more than just health.
Overweight or obese individuals experience stigmatization and discrimination in employment, academic and social situations which compromise their quality of life.
Because obesity is such a complex, multi-factorial chronic disease involving social, cultural, genetic, physiologic, metabolic, behavioral and psychological components, it is important to choose physicians who are just as qualified to treat lifestyle issues as they are to perform complex procedures.
Our sensitive and caring staff hosts seminars on the first Tuesday of each month to inform potential patients about the benefits of gastric bypass and adjustable gastric band surgeries. These procedures have a proven 50% success rate with weight loss. In addition, we host support groups to educate, guide and encourage post-operative patients in maintaining healthy lifestyles.
A laparoscopic procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional “open” surgery, that uses a much smaller incision. Our surgeons provide patients with minimally invasive options, and use laparoscopic surgery to make incisions that are only millimeters wide.
Fairway Medical provides comprehensive care for patients who have diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and our highly experienced team of doctors specialize in treating the most complex cases.
Our GI surgeons offer treatment for a wide range of gastrointestinal and abdominal related illnesses, including:
- Hiatal Hernia
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Reflux esophagitis (or GERD) and its complications
- Infectious diseases of the colon and rectum
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Radiation bowel injury
- Primary neoplasms of the stomach, small bowel, colon and rectum
- Inflammatory bowel disease and continent reconstruction
- Gastrointestinal tumors
- Primary and metastatic liver tumors
- Benign and malignant diseases of the pancreas
- Benign and malignant diseases of the biliary tract