In the U.S, more than 15.5 million people suffer from severe obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health. Illnesses associated with obesity range from diabetes and heart disease to certain types of cancers.
Obesity impact’s not only an individual’s health, but their longevity and psychological well-being, often trapping the individual in a vicious weight gain cycle. Due to its progressive nature, obesity requires life-long treatment and control.
Bariatric surgical procedures have been shown to reduce obesity, improve mortality and decrease the health risks from chronic diseases such as cardiomyopathy and diabetes. Check out 5 Things You Need to Know About Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Harish Kakkilaya, Surgeon with the Bariatric Surgery Program - Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center