“With Christi’s support, I’ve lost 100 pounds.”

Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight. But the adjustments after surgery are tough. That’s why Clesson Werner is glad to have Pali Momi’s Christi Keliipio, R.N., there to guide him. A former bariatric surgery patient who lost over 100 pounds, Christi understands what patients are going through and knows how to help them. Learn more about the first bariatric surgery program in Hawai‘i with a director who has walked the path you’re on.

Surgical Treatment for Obesity

Obesity is a disease that affects about one third of adults in the U.S. and is often accompanied by other serious health conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol, gallbladder disease, coronary artery disease and osteoarthritis. Bariatric or weight loss surgery has been shown to be effective in eliminating or improving these conditions, as well as helping individuals reach their target weight. Patients are typically 100 pounds or more overweight.

Sign up for Free Bariatric Surgery Information Session

Join Program Director Christi Keliipio and Dr. Mark Grief, bariatric surgeon, to determine if surgery is right for you. You’ll receive detailed information about the surgical options (Lap Band and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass), benefits and risks, medical criteria to qualify and necessary lifestyle changes. Complete the form below to reserve a seat for one of our upcoming sessions. You are also welcome to bring a friend or family member with you.

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
2nd Wednesday of the month
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Pali Momi Medical Center Diamond Head Conference Room
For patients and those considering surgery

Walk for Life
Every other Saturday, beginning Jan. 22
8-9:00 a.m.
Aiea High School Track
Open to the Public

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