Bariatric Surgery for Elderly Patients

 

As more people live longer, the number of obese seniors citizens continues to grow. At least 12% of people over the age of 65 have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 and have obesity related health problems including type 2 diabetes, arthritis, urinary incontinence and depression.

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Weight Management Program works with patients of all ages to help patients get an active life back. The center has some of West Michigan’s leading bariatric surgeons who have performed over 6,500 weight loss procedures and offer personalized weight loss plans for every patient.