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Swedish Weight-Loss Services
Now Offers Bariatric Surgery
Including robotic and traditional gastric bypass surgery, lap-band surgery and vertical (sleeve) gastrectomy.
Swedish Weight Loss Services is a comprehensive Bariatric program designed to provide individuals with positive options for weight loss. Whether your interest is Bariatric surgery or a non-surgical approach like medically supervised weight management, Swedish Weight Loss Services offers a plan that is designed to meet individual needs.

Swedish Weight Loss Services is backed by Swedish’s commitment to provide consistent, quality, medical services to the community.

Weight-loss surgery cuts risk of death among morbidly obese Obese patients who have weight-loss surgery may live longer than those who don’t, even if they are older men with health problems, a new study by Group Health researchers finds.

Extremely obese people who have weight-loss surgery are likely to live longer than those who don’t, even if the patients are older men with multiple health problems, a new study by Seattle’s Group Health researchers and others finds. Overall, the risk of dying was cut by more than half — 53 percent — over 14 years in patients who had gastric bypass, gastric banding or other forms of bariatric surgery, according to an analysis of data from U.S. Veterans Affairs centers published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association…Read article

Swedish Weight Loss Services Bariatric surgeons receive their Obesity Medicine Certification – Seattle, Washington, February 2015We are proud to announce that Dr Judy Chen and Dr Brian Sung have been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM Diplomate…Read article
It Starts Today – How obesity surgery helps people reclaim their lives Discover how a Navy Veteran, a Stanford Nurse, and a former NFL player used weight loss surgery to overcome their struggles with obesity…Read article
The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy that officially labels obesity as a disease “requiring a range of medical interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention,” according to an AMA statement. The physicians’ group voted to approve the obesity policy, among others, on Tuesday during its annual meeting in Chicago. The U.S. obesity rate increased almost 50% between 1997 and 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, nearly 30% of American adults are considered obese, and the problem is almost as prevalent in kids…Read article
Seattle obesity medicine physician recieves highest award of honor from national medical society focused on clinical obesity treatment. On Oct. 12 in Phoenix, Richard J. Lindquist, M.D., A.B.F.M., F.A.A.S.P., was named Bariatrician of the Year by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) during an awards ceremony attended by more than 500 clinical obesity medicine specialists. The Bariatrician of the Year award is presented annually and recognizes a physician who has done the most to advance the field of bariatric medicine and the Society…Read article
Swedish Weight Loss Services has been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
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