Are you more than 80 pounds overweight with a body mass index (BMI) above 40 or 35 to 40 with comorbidities, and haven't been able to lose weight on your own?
You're not alone. 4 in 10 adults struggle with serious weight problems that can increase the risk of health issues such as:
If you’re ready to lose weight — and other attempts haven't worked — Bariatric Services at UPMC Altoona can help. Our team's goal is to improve your health and quality of life.
For support group information, call 814-889-7500 or email BariatricCoordinator@upmc.edu.
Bariatric surgery limits how much food you can eat or the number of calories your body absorbs.
At UPMC Altoona, we offer gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and other types of weight loss surgeries.
When coupled with changes in lifestyle and eating habits, bariatric surgery can:
Our full range of services includes:
Here’s what makes us stand out: