If ever there were a combined pair of words that had the bariatric world buzzing, it’s these two: fat-shaming. These two words can evoke intense emotions for those who have, or who are, suffering from the disease of obesity. Similarly, the family members and loved ones of those who suffer from the disease of obesity […]
At their first monthly follow-up visit with me, patients often remark on how much better their knees feel. Even though some of these folks lost 10 or more pounds in this first month, their reports of “less pain when I climb the stairs,” or “I can walk the block again without my cane,” seemed like […]
Has anyone ever complained about your snoring? Maybe someone you love is snoring so loudly that it seems as though wild animals are attacking you in the night. Everyone in the house is tired from sleepless nights either from your snoring or your relative’s snoring. Snoring can be a serious concern if it can be […]
Diabetes has come to be a household term. With the obesity epidemic on the rise, diabetes can be one of the first signs of an unhealthy lifestyle. Diabetes is a disease that is characterized by higher than normal levels of sugar in the blood and not enough insulin to manage these levels
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.
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 […]