Robert R. Cawley, D.O.
Dover, NH 03802
What's the life you picture for yourself? Everyday things—like morning walks on the beach. Hikes with friends. Going to shows where you aren't restricted by seating. Or lifelong things—like getting pregnant and giving birth. Keeping up with your kids' activities. Living each day, confident about the long, healthy life ahead of you.
A life where you’ve taken control of your obesity.
More than a third of Americans struggle with obesity. While it’s often the result of poor eating and exercise habits, obesity can also be affected by your genes and other conditions, like type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance. That means for many, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough.
The Wentworth-Douglass Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery wants to help you live out your life’s plans, using the medical solution that’s right for you. In some cases, that means bariatric, or weight loss, surgery.
People turn to bariatric surgery when dieting and exercise aren’t enough. And the procedure works.
After surgery, patients gradually lose over 50 percent of their excess body weight. Obesity-related conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease also improve, or in a majority of cases even go away.
Every surgery has its risks. Bariatric surgery, however, is a remarkably safe procedure. With mortality rates as low as 0.1%, the benefits far exceed the risks.
You can also be confident having surgery at the Wentworth-Douglass Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery, where we’ve assembled a care team that includes expert general/bariatric surgeons, certified bariatric nurses, a psychologist, nutritionists, and physical/occupational therapists. There are also ongoing support groups available to emphasize the right eating habits and exercise routines, all to help you live your best life.
We offer two types of bariatric surgery, in which our board-certified surgeons have many years of expertise.
If you haven’t been able to sustain a healthy body weight through dieting and exercise, surgery is an option. To enter the bariatric surgery program, you need to:
You also need to be prepared to be an active player in your success. Bariatric surgery is big decision, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The process will take your total commitment and focus.
But we’ll be with you every step of the way. We offer all the tools and support you need to succeed and will walk you through a program that includes: an initial comprehensive analysis to ensure you’re ready for life-changing surgery, the setting of pre-op weight loss goals, behavioral modification classes, dietary instruction, physical therapy evaluation, an exercise program, preoperative testing, surgical and medical consults (i.e., cardiology, pulmonary, endocrinology, etc.) if necessary, and post-operative support groups.
If you’d like to learn more about your bariatric surgery options, call our toll free number: 833-WD-NEW-ME (833-936-3969)
Or take the first step in deciding if bariatric surgery is right for you, by registering for one of our monthly information sessions.
Wentworth Health Partners General Surgery
Dover, NH 03820See Profile