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Being overweight can lead to more than a larger pants size.

Obesity can lead to a number of serious medical conditions and the ARH Bariatrics Center is here to help those who have been unable to lose weight by traditional diet and exercise programs. 

With locations in Hazard, Whitesburg and and Beckley, W.Va., ARH Bariatrics is the region’s leading provider of medical and surgical weight loss services and is committed to helping you become a  healthier and happier new you.

If you or someone you love are considering bariatric surgery, you may only think of it as a last-ditch effort  to lose a significant amount of weight, but the surgical weight loss procedure could also improve your overall health and add years to your life.

Bariatric surgery is not just about weight  loss. It can also dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer as well as manage diabetes and other obesity-related conditions.

Deciding if bariatric surgery is right for you is a very personal choice. At a reduced weight, experts say pre-existing obesity related diseases can be cured or significantly improved.

Statistics show that some existing medical conditions can be resolved following bariatric surgery:

  • Type 2 Diabetes - 95%
  • High Blood Pressure -92%
  • High Cholesterol - 97%
  • GERD - 98%
  • Stress Incontinence - 87%
  • Sleep Apnea - 90%
  • Osteoarthritis - 82%
  • Cardiac Function Improvement - 95%

    Wittgrove and Clark Surgical Data

Choosing to have bariatric surgery at any of the ARH Bariatrics  locations means you will be cared for by the region's most experienced surgical weight loss team who will be with you every step of the way.