LAKE GENEVA, Wis., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who suffer from chronic weight problems may look at surgery as the most extreme, and last possible, solution. But the risk of surgery is less than the risk of continuing to have the disease of morbid obesity.
"If you've tried all kinds of traditional methods to lose weight and you haven't been successful, bariatric surgery is something you should find out about," says Dr. James Greenberg, a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric and metabolic surgery at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Greenberg, who graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and completed his residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, says he has performed several hundred such procedures since 2003.
There are three types of weight-loss / bariatric surgery in use today: the roux-en-y gastric bypass, lap band and sleeve gastrectomy.
Mercy uses a team approach to bariatric surgery. When a person contacts Dr. Greenberg's office, the staff sets up an appointment to discuss the procedures. The first step is a screening to determine whether the patient's insurance company will pay for such an operation. According to Dr. Greenberg, some insurers don't. Financial arrangements can also be made for patients without insurance coverage.
Once the insurance is approved, a lengthy office visit is scheduled during which the doctor explains the procedure choices and answers any questions.
The Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center is located at Highways 50 and 67, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Anyone interested in discovering more about bariatric surgery can call Dr. Greenberg's office at 245-0535 or visit http://greenberg.mercyhealthsystem.org.
James Greenberg, MD also provides general surgery care in Lake Geneva including:
SOURCE Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center