Borgess Bariatrics
1717 Shaffer Street Suite 124
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 |

Borgess Bariatrics

That's where...less is more.

More people than ever are looking for a way to lose weight and enjoy more of life:

  • More energy for playing with the kids
  • More stamina for climbing stairs
  • More comfort in a restaurant booth or long car ride

You’ve read the statistics. The combination of excess weight and obesity have been called the No. 1 health problem in our country today, with more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. being overweight or obese and over one-third classified as obese.1 Obesity trends reported by the CDC confirm approximately 30 percent obesity in Michigan, both statewide and in most southwest Michigan counties.2,3

In addition to affecting self-esteem and daily way of life, obesity is a major contributor to premature death and has been related to many other medical conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), sleep disorders and degenerative joint disease (arthritis). If you want to learn more about the health risks associated with excess weight, visit Health Issues Related to Obesity.

The Difference Between Overweight and Obesity1

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Deseases, the distinction is:

  • Overweight — Refers to excess body weight, which may be found in muscles, bone, fat tissue and water.
  • Obesity — Refers to an excessive amount of fat tissue.

Borgess connects — and stays connected — with your weight-loss goals.

Borgess Bariatrics, a department of Borgess Medical Center, takes a cross-discipline approach to your weight loss. By drawing on specialists in bariatric surgery, gastroenterology, psychology, nutrition and many other areas that match a plan to your goals.

Everything you need. And more.

Access to the latest weight-loss surgery procedures. Comprehensive dietary, exercise and psychological support. Access to our related heart, spine and joint, and other specialists as needed. All focused on helping you make better decisions about your health and realize a healthier you — inside and out.

Find out more by using the links on the left or by attending a free weight-loss seminar. For more information call (269) 226.6863.

Overweight and Obesity Statistics , NIH Publication Number 04-4158. Available at Accessed Jan. 23, 2012.
2 Overweight and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Trends by State 1985-010. At Accessed Jan. 23, 2012.
3 Obesity Statistics in the United States (2010). National Conference of State Legislatures at: Accessed Jan. 23, 2012.

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