Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity contributes to numerous and varied comorbid conditions. Complications can occur in many organ systems, ranging from cardiovascular to respiratory to orthopedic and even ophthalmologic.
Overweight and obesity are known risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and other breathing problems, and some cancers. In addition, obesity is associated with pregnancy complications, high blood cholesterol, menstrual irregularities, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), stress incontinence, psychological disorders, and increased surgical risk.
In other words, obesity is a disease that profoundly affects both physical and emotional health. For many obese individuals, efforts to lose weight have failed time and again. Even in optimal circumstances, those on traditional weight-loss programs typically lose only a small portion of their excess weight and often regain these pounds and add more. Clearly for some, a different approach is warranted.
Through extensive evaluation and consultation, the Bariatric and Metabolic Department team will help you determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.
- Consultation with our Bariatric Team
- Consultation with our Internist
- Blood Test (CBC, electrolytes, Vit D3 B12 B6, Glycemia, Cholesterol, TG, thyroid hormones)
- Chest Ray
- Gastroscopy (with HP research)
- Abdomen Ultrasound
- Nutritional assessment
- Psychological assessment
- Cardiology assessment (if needed)
- Sleep study (if needed)