As the obesity rate continues to rise in America and in other parts of the world, the prevalence of bariatric surgery has significantly risen as well. Dr. Jacome and I wanted to take a look back at the last year that shaped our practice and added to our professional experience. This infographic displays the surgical statistics […]
Staying on top of your goals following weight loss surgery can be difficult. It may feel like the temptations around you are unbearable, especially as Halloween just passed and the holidays begin to roll in. As a physician who has practiced bariatric surgery and medicine for 23 years, I have seen many patients succeed and equally […]
As a bariatric surgeon, I have found that patients are more likely to have greater success with their weight loss following bariatric surgery when it is performed at a lower, obese weight. A recent data study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Henry Ford Health System supports this idea.
It comes as no surprise that obesity can lead to heart disease, among other deadly diseases. Obesity is defined using a person’s body mass index (BMI). However, being categorized as “obese” is not the only cause of heart disease. In this blog we will discuss what heart disease is and the habits you are doing right now […]
Obesity is quickly becoming the largest health epidemic in the United States. With the increasing portions of food at restaurants and the continued need for fast, cheap food, America has taken the lead for the most obese country in the world. Physicians are now beginning to recognize this problem as a disease. Therefore, it is […]
As a weight loss surgeon, one of the many questions I get from patients about weight loss surgery is “Do I have too many medical problems for surgery?” The answer is NO! Weight loss surgery is meant for patients with multiple, and in most cases severe, medical problems. Most, if not all, problems that we have […]
Losing weight is a very difficult challenge. Anyone who has tried knows this very well. We were designed to store extra fuel in the form of fat during the good times (feasting) and hold on to fat during the bad times (starvation). Fat in our body is ultimately a way we store extra fuel (carbohydrates) […]