During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. More than 65 percent of U.S. adults are now overweight or obese. A number of factors—including behavior, genetics, and social, environmental, and cultural influences—can lead to weight gain. Obesity, which is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, increases a person’s risk for a number of diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, osteoarthritis, increased cholesterol, gallbladder disease, and cancer.

Fortunately, reducing body weight by just 5 to 10 percent can have a significant impact on one’s health. A fad diet that promises quick-and-easy weight loss, however, is not a healthy or long-term solution. For adults in search of a sensible weight-losas program, Mercy’s Center for Weight Management offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to weight management in a safe and caring setting.

No two people are the same, and no two people face the challenge of weight loss in exactly the same way. That’s why our physicians, dietitians, therapists and exercise physiologists work with participants to establish weight-loss goals and develop personalized diet and exercise plans. It’s a rigorous program that requires hard work and a commitment to weight-loss; but our dedicated staff and team of experts work with participants every step of the way, offering the education and support that will help them make healthy choices for life.

To learn more about Mercy's Medically Supervised Weight Loss program, please call 312.567.5555.

To learn more about Mercy's Bariatric Surgery Program, please call, 312.567.2263.