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Patient Services

Helmuth Billy, MD
Director of Bariatric Surgery

Julienne Mitchell, RN, BSN, CBN
Bariatric Coordinator

Bariatric Weight Loss Center Location:

Community Memorial Hospital

Bariatric Weight Loss Center


The Facts
Obesity is a complex condition with various causes, many of which are beyond an individual's control. If left untreated, it can be fatal. According to a 2013 American Journal of Public Health study, nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States is linked to obesity.

Maintaining a healthy weight significantly reduces some of the leading causes of death in the U.S. As weight increases to levels referred to as overweight and obese, risks for a variety of problems increase leading to pain, illness and poor quality of life.

These risks include:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Endometrial, breast and colon cancers
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Stroke
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infertility


For individual patients with severe or medically complicated obesity, bariatric surgery provides the greatest, most reliable and most durable benefit. Evidence suggests it may be among the most effective treatments for metabolic diseases and conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and obstructive sleep apnea.

Call today to see if bariatric surgery is the weight loss option that is meant for you. The dedicated physicians and nursing staff of Community Memorial Hospital look forward to assisting you on your journey to a healthier tomorrow.