Health Risks

Morbid obesity is typically diagnosed when a patient weighs approximately 100 pounds or more over his or her ideal body weight. This excess weight has a profound impact on our bodies and on our health. Morbid obesity often leads to a decreased quality of life and a reduced life expectancy. Additionally, it significantly increases the risk of developing numerous weight-related medical problems such as:

  • Type-2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure / heart disease
  • Dyslipidemia / high cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis / joint problems
  • Depression
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Reproductive problems
  • Cancer


Please fill out our contact us form or you can call us at 202-370-6565 to learn more about how Sibley Memorial Hospital can help you today.

About Sibley Weight Loss

Our weight loss surgery center at Sibley is different from most others. Here at Sibley we offer a “one-stop shop” where patients can have nearly all of their pre- and post-operative care in a convenient and compassionate setting. We realize the weight loss surgery process can be confusing, so we work closely with our patients to ensure safe and successful outcomes.

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5255 Loughboro Road N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016

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