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Franciscan Health Dyer, Olympia Fields named Bariatric Centers of Excellence by Optum

Franciscan Health Dyer and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields were both recently named Bariatric Centers of Excellence (COE) by Optum.

To ensure COEs continue to meet professional standards for top specialty care, Optum annually reviews and recertifies each bariatric COE program. Optum bariatric Centers of Excellence  perform more successful bariatric procedures than many other facilities. The Optum COEs also have fewer complications and readmissions.

Bariatric services are an increasing need in the U.S. Obesity affects more than a third of Americans and is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. 

Obesity costs the country between $147 billion and $210 billion each year and while the growth rate among adults has plateaued recently, nearly 40% of Americans ages 40 to 59 still classify as obese.

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In addition, comorbid conditions add to the human and financial toll obesity extracts, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projecting one in three adults could have diabetes by 2050.

To schedule a consultation at Franciscan Health Center for Bariatric Surgery Olympia Fields call  708-679-2518. More information about Franciscan’s bariatric surgery program is also available online.

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