According to the U.S. Surgeon General, 300,000 Americans die every year because of obesity. What's more, obesity is associated with other health complications like heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, breathing problems, and psychological disorders.
At Akron General, we understand that obesity is a disease, and you need a team you can trust if you're going to beat it. Led by experienced surgeon Walter Chlysta, MD, FACS, we were the first hospital in the area to perform minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery and the revolutionary Lap-Band procedure. After 24 months, the average weight loss of our gastric bypass patients is well over 100 pounds.