Why You Should Consider Bariatric Surgery

In the last two decades, the disease of obesity has grown into a major national health epidemic.

Obesity rates in adults and children have nearly doubled, and obesity is quickly approaching the top underlying preventable cause of death in the United States. Morbid obesity is closely linked with a number of other serious conditions that severely deteriorate the health of overweight patients.

Bariatric surgery can help obese patients get back on track on their journey to better health.

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Jaw Reconstruction for a Local Baby with Pierre Robin Sequence

When baby Zeniya was born in February 2018, she had a very small jaw, causing her tongue to be pushed back, blocking her airway and a cleft palate across the top of her mouth. It was an abnormality called Pierre Robin sequence, and without surgery, she would face difficulties such as breathing, feeding, and speech delays.

Baby Zeniya was taken to the UCSF Fresno - Community Medical Centers Cleft and Craniofacial Center for help.

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