Education and Support
Get up-to-date health information about weight loss surgery from the professionals at Miami Valley Hospital’s Weight Loss Surgery Center in Dayton.
Bariatric Surgery Webinar
View a webinar to help you decide if bariatric surgery is a viable option for you. Learn more
Free Information Sessions
If you have been struggling with your weight, join us for a free information seminar to learn how you can win the battle. Learn more
What is Morbid Obesity?
Calculate your body mass index (BMI). You can check your BMI right now with our BMI calculator by choosing your height, current weight and gender. If your BMI is over 35, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Check your BMI.
Obesity is a serious chronic disease that builds slowly over a period of time. “Morbid” means causing illness or disease. Learn more.
Considering Weight Loss Surgery
It is important to consider all factors when deciding whether weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is the best method for you to lose a large amount of weight.
Is weight loss surgery for me?
Compare Weight Loss Surgery Techniques
Find the weight loss surgery technique that might be right for you with our Comparison Chart. Learn more
Life After Weight Loss Surgery
Patients begin the actual process of weight loss after surgery. Surgical weight loss limits the amount of food you can eat, but it does not remove the pounds. Lifestyle changes are necessary to reduce weight, keep it off and help prevent complications related to the surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Meet Your New Life
Fidelity Health Care: At-Home Support for You
When patients come home from the hospital, they may have trouble getting back into the swing of things. For those needing additional care, Fidelity Health Care can provide in-home nursing and therapy to help patients take care of themselves and learn the new habits needed to lose weight.
Patients may need some special equipment. Fidelity Health Care can assist with bariatric medical equipment to use at home, such as:
- CPAP machines
- Hospital beds
Fidelity Health Care also operates Expressions of Hope, a boutique for women that offers bras up to size 50M.
Learn more about Fidelity Health Care.
Content Updated: November 14, 2016
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