Thomas Jefferson University

Division of Bariatric Surgery

Today, approximately one in 25 Americans is morbidly obese. That is, anyone who is roughly 100 pounds overweight or roughly 75 pounds overweight with other weight-related conditions such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and/or high cholesterol.

For the vast majority of the morbidly obese, diet and exercise simply don't lead to significant, or sustained, weight loss. Fortunately, for many people, bariatric (weight loss) surgery provides a better alternative – helping to break the cycle of obesity.

For more information about our program, please visit the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program website.