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Disease of Obesity

Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue that is caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.), along with National and International medical and scientific societies, now recognize obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors.

The disease of obesity is extremely costly not only in terms of economics, but also in terms of individual and societal health, longevity, and psychological well-being. Due to its…

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BMI Calculator

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Use our online calculate to find out your BMI.

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Making Choices About Surgery

These tools are designed to assist those considering bariatric surgery.

Working with your insurance provider for coverage of bariatric surgery can often be a difficult task. Your insurance policy may or may not cover bariatric surgery and such coverage varies widely depending on your location and employer.

Most bariatric practices have a dedicated staff to help you navigate your insurance policy; however, in the event they do not, there are resources available. The Obesity Action…

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Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is the practice of traveling across international borders to access healthcare systems or physician services that are not available or less attractive in a person’s native country. Although medical tourism is not a new concept, high health care cost, long wait times, availability of relatively inexpensive worldwide travel, and increasing number of countries catering to medical tourism have led to an increase in this practice throughout the last decade. Today, facilities catering to…

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Surgery for Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is commonly caused by Obesity. Obesity Surgery has the potential to treat and even cure Type 2 Diabetes.

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Who is a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

Qualifications for bariatric surgery in most areas include:

» BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight. » BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease. » Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.

For…

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Life After Bariatric Surgery

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Updated February 2021 | Written by the Public Education Committee

Obesity is a disease that can be difficult to treat and is related to many other medical problems. Treatment for obesity goes beyond a quick diet or surgery. Patients should expect to have a new…

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Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

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Updated February 2021 | Written by the Public Education Committee

The problem of obesity

Obesity is common in children and adolescents. There are more children at risk for obesity everyday. Childhood obesity often occurs with many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood…

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