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BMI, or body mass index, is a calculation to assess your weight-height relationship and make a preliminary determination of underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. Enter your weight and height to calculate your BMI.
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Surgical treatment is the only proven method of achieving long term weight control for the severely obese.Weight loss usually reaches a maximum between 18 and 24 months after surgery. Average excess weight loss at five years after gastric bypass surgery is 48 to 74 percent. After 14 years, average excess weight loss still exceeds 50 percent for gastric bypass patients. Average excess weight loss at five years after LAP-BAND® or Realize Band surgery is 50 to 60 percent. Are You a Candidate? Learn More
“In March of 2010 I went to several weight loss surgery seminars including one by Dr. Wagner. Ultimately, I found Dr. Wagner’s seminar to be the most informative and involved. After seeing Dr. Wagner in consultation and researching his practice I knew he was the correct surgeon for me…” Read More
Dr. Wagner, founder of Heart of America Bariatrics, has performed more than 2400 Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures in his career. His practice is dedicated entirely to bariatric surgery. So many patients have trusted Dr. Wagner with their bariatric surgeries because he is as caring and thorough as he is skilled and experienced. Dr. Wagner has been a board-certified general surgeon since 1996, and is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Click here to read more about Dr. Van L. Wagner.
10007 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
P.O. Box 29255
St. Louis MO 63126
Phone: (314) 776-7112
Fax: (314) 776-7114