Ephrata Community Hospital

The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, as well as orthopedic conditions. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. The obesity rate continues to rise with more than one in four Americans having a body mass index (BMI) over 30 and hundreds of thousands being considered morbidly obese with a BMI over 35. For the severely obese patient, traditional diet and exercise programs may have limited success. For these patients a physician directed program, including surgical interventions and/or medical management is a successful approach.

For more information, contact the Weight Loss Clinic at 717-336-6578.