Obesity, particularly morbid obesity, is associated with an increased risk of numerous health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. These conditions can significantly impact life expectancy.
The American College of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery just published its guidelines about indications for bariatric surgery. These are what insurers use to determine who qualifies for eligibility for surgery.
At our clinic, we encourage you to try a number of different methods of pursuing weight loss, and can connect you with allied health professionals – be it primary care physicians, endocrinologists, dieticians, or therapists – to help you along your journey
Our patients come to us seeking bariatric surgery – often gastric sleeve surgery – to achieve both a large and durable weight loss. Recently, several medications have made the headlines for achieving weight loss. How do you pick the best option for you?
Bariatric surgery offers patients significant and meaningful weight loss. But sometimes more importantly, it mitigates numerous other health problems. Let’s look at the scientific literature for evidence supporting this.