The hustle and bustle of life sometimes makes it easier to make poor decisions, especially when it comes to eating healthy. Over time, poor eating can lead to obesity, which can contribute to the severity of other health problems such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes, heart problems and more. Many who struggle with obesity also find themselves facing issues such as infertility and joint problems.

Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Amy Johnson and her team at the Center for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is committed to helping patients whose weight is higher than what is considered healthy, find solutions.

“This is the time of year when people tend to want to make life changes, especially concerning their weight,” explained Amy Johnson, MD, FACS, PMC Bariatric and General Surgeon. “We offer several minimally invasive surgical options to treat obesity which often leads to improvement in other related health issues. The new year is a great time to take that first step to reclaiming your life from obesity.”

Dr. Johnson specializes in gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch and is the only bariatric surgeon in Eastern Kentucky to offer all of these options. The Center for Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at PMC is located on the 7th floor of the PMC Clinic building, conveniently located adjacent to the parking garage.

For more information, call (606) 430-2205.