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Source: ObesityHelp.com August 4, 2017 Obesity is a chronic problem in America. Today, more than 127 million Americans, 64 percent of the population, are overweight. Of these, 65 million are obese, and 10 million are morbidly obese. Obesity is also more than just carrying around extra weight. It’s a complex, far-reaching disease that is typically accompanied… Read More

Source: ObesityHelp.com May 26, 2017Although bariatric surgery is becoming more common, there are still a lot of opportunities to address the realities of this type of surgery, along with why someone would consider it as a long-term wellness solution. It is important for you to know both the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery so… Read More

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Media Contact: Angela Menninger, 602-373-8212, angela@dualitypr.com BRIDGES CENTER FOR SURGICAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT EXPANDS BARIATRIC SERVICES TO MOUNTAIN VISTA MEDICAL CENTER IN MESA Expansion provides East Valley residents’ chance to pursue life-changing bariatric surgery close to home MESA, Ariz. (Jan. 24, 2017) – As weight loss and getting healthy top the list of resolutions for another… Read More

Physician Group of Arizona Inc. (PGA), an organization comprised of primary and specialty care physicians, is expanding with a new practice: PGA Surgical Specialists. The expansion allows PGA to offer a wide range of bariatric and general surgical services, from major operations to minimally-invasive laparoscopic and outpatient procedures. PGA Surgical Specialists is affiliated with three… Read More

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Source: Gilbert Suns News January 2016 Like many people, Gilbert resident Cynthia Dales admits that she’s “always been heavy.” The extra weight she carried around was a factor in several health conditions, she said, including degenerative disc disease, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes and more. Click here to read the full article (pg. 20).  … Read More

PHOENIX – May 4, 2015 –Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona today named Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix a part of its Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. This healthcare facility has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for delivering quality care resulting in… Read More

Congratulations to Mary Banks, a Bridges Center Patient Advocate, for being named St. Luke’s Medical Center’s "Employee of the Year”!  … Read More