Obesity affects up to 38% of all Americans and has countless negative effects on longterm health. Problems with urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse are a direct result of the extreme pressure and weight that the obese body puts on the pelvic floor. Pelvic reconstructive surgery in the obese woman is riskier due to complications of surgical exposure, bleeding, infection, and healing. Many times surgical success may not be long lived success because continued pressure will eventually pull a repair apart.
For those patients afflicted by obesity and pelvic floor problems and require more substantial weight loss, we offer referrals to three surgical practices/ programs that deal extensively with weight reduction with bariatric surgical options.
The Mercy Weight Management Center offers complete weight loss reduction evaluations, strategies, and non-surgical or surgical options.
For those who prefer an independent evaluation, we gladly refer to Drs. Beth White and Timothy Duckett from Northwest Surgical Specialists. They have many years of successful results with their minimally invasive bariatric surgical techniques.
In addition, Paramount patients may also be referred to the Promedica Wellness Weight Management and Nutritional Programs. Non-surgical nutritional, exercise, and behavioral plans are available as well as diabetic counseling and bariatric surgical availability.