Getting Started With Your Journey
Our team of dedicated providers is ready to help you on your journey against the disease of obesity. Our program begins with two steps, an overview video of the Blessing Bariatric Institute program, and our Patient Health History Form. Click here to get started.
Obesity: The Disease
Morbid obesity is a major health problem in our country that affects close to 64 million adults and takes the lives of over 400,000 patients per year. Obesity is a growing epidemic not only in the United States but in the world. This disease shortens the length and quality of life. The average morbidly obese person lives anywhere from 22 years less than a person of normal weight. It is the #1 contributor to diseases that take over our lives, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, and more.
Obese patients come with guilt as if it is a gluttonous problem and they are responsible for their weight. At Blessing Bariatric Institute, we focus on educating the patient on their disease in addition to providing treatment.
The goal of treatment is to reduce the load on the patient’s metabolism. This decreases the risk for excess weight related diseases and increases the quality of life. Once a patient has reached a certain point in being overweight, surgery is the only treatment that actually works long term.
Blessing Bariatric Institute offers a comprehensive program with follow up for a lifetime. This includes education, medicine, and choosing one of three different procedures based on the patient and their specific needs.
The bariatric team includes a nutritionist, social worker, physical therapist, nurse practitioner, and surgeons. Together, we will create a program that will help assure our patients that they are making informed decisions about their surgical options. Support groups are an integral part of our program and provide our patients with the support they need before, during, and after their treatment. Moreover, we are committed to helping our patients make the lifestyle changes necessary to produce healthier and happier lives.
Experience The Blessing Difference: Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Our specialists offer three different procedures:
- Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Bypass
- Revision Bariatric Surgery
- Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)
- Surgery specifically designed for patients who are more than 150 lbs. overweight
These procedures have specific benefits, in addition to:
- Great results with very low risk
- High resolution of diabetes
- Increased quality of life
- Comprehensive, preparatory program with follow up for a lifetime
Contact our office at (217) 214-5800 for more information or for more information on Blessing Health Hannibal's weight loss services click here.