Moderate Obesity May be Treatable with Weight Loss Surgery

While weight loss surgery is commonly used to benefit the morbidly obese, new research has suggested that bariatrics may also help those with more moderate obesity. This research has also revealed that weight loss surgery may help improve cases of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol more effectively than some traditional methods.

Morbid obesity is defined by a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, while obesity begins at a BMI of 30 or greater. Both conditions are linked to a long list of health risks, and may also have social, psychological, and economic effects on patients. LA Bariatric Center offers weight loss surgery as a way to help reduce these risks, working to keep individuals healthy.

As no two patients are like, candidacy for these weight loss procedures depends on a number of individual factors. After deciding which procedure is the best fit for the patient, Dr. Korman and his team develop an individualized, long-term aftercare plan. Although weight loss surgery may not be an option for every mildly obese individual, LA Bariatric Center is willing to work with any patient whose health may be threatened by their weight.

While certain moderately obese patients may see results from exercise or medication, many others require more serious measures. If a patient is more than 100 pounds over their ideal body weight, suffering from health complications like high blood pressure or diabetes, or cannot achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time even with medically supervised dieting, he or she could be a candidate for gastric bypass surgery or the LAP-BAND procedure for permanent weight loss.

If weight complications like high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes are interfering with your life, it is possible that weight loss surgery may be able to help you. To find out more about bariatric surgery, contact Dr. Jeremy Korman at LA Bariatrics today. Dr. Korman is an experienced and skilled surgeon who works to ensure the success of every patient he treats.

Dr. Korman practices at LA Bariatrics in Marina Del Rey, California. Interested parties are encouraged to find out more at www.labariatriccenter.com

About Dr. Korman

Dr. Jeremy Korman is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in today’s top bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric imbrications.

Dr. Korman earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his general surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Fellowship trained in laparoscopic general surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, he also completed an additional fellowship in bariatric surgery.

Dr. Korman is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

For more details visit: http://www.labariatriccenter.com/

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