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Obesity in America

Obesity in America

Total Medical Weight Loss Surgery: An Overview of Obesity in America   Obesity is a growing problem in America and around the world. The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that over 42% of American adults are considered obese, based on a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. This equates to over 100 million people affected by this chronic disease. [CDC]   The health risks associated with obesity are well documented and include an increased risk of heart...

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Gastric Bypass v. Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Bypass v. Sleeve Gastrectomy

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, whether you only have twenty pounds to lose or are looking for a more significant change, it is important to know what options are available to you. There are a few different types of weight loss surgery, but the two most common procedures are gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy (otherwise known as gastric sleeve). Both options pose their own benefits and drawbacks, so before you settle on your surgeon or surgery, use this article to learn more about each. What is a...

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The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Beyond weight loss, bariatric surgery provides patients with a variety of benefits. Most people who need to lose 65 pounds or more have tried multiple times to lose the weight on their own. Weight loss surgery helps these patients gain control over their weight once and for all, lowering their risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Additionally, weight loss surgery has been shown to provide patients an increased quality of life and greater feelings of self confidence. On top of weight loss, surgery offers...

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