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Obesity Outbreak: A Bigger Threat than the “ISIS”

Despite the fact that the risk of an American dying in a terror attack is about 1 in 3.5 million, surprisingly, US citizens are more terrified of terrorism than obesity, which accounts for up to 400,000 deaths per year. Approximately 15 million Americans have life-threatening obesity, with 25 percent of children, who happen to be the flag-bearers of tomorrow, being overweight. The second leading cause of preventable deaths in the US, obesity not only hampers a person’s confidence, appearance, and physical capabilities, but can also be life-threatening, if ignored for long enough. The intent of this brief read is to shed light on the gravity of the problem, and discuss the steps to follow, when it comes to choosing a weight loss surgeon. Continue Reading

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Bariatric Surgery for Obesity: All You Need to Know

Bariatric surgery, in simple terms, refers to any of the various weight loss procedures available to address obesity. Provided by every notable center for obesity surgery, these procedures include sleeve gastrectomy (performed using a gastric band that reduces the size of the stomach), biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (removal of a portion of the stomach), and gastric bypass surgery (resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch), among others. Let’s take a look at the finer lines of the option, covering all that you must know before choosing to go under the knife.

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