HBHM 2803 - Managing Obesity through Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States and around the world but the problem isn’t just the weight gain—it’s all the disease and morbidity that comes with it. Type 2 Diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, arthritis and many other diseases are made much worse by obesity. But there is one treatment that seems to help patients cure obesity and manage these other conditions. It’s called weight loss surgery. As you’ll see in this program there are different types of weight loss surgery. And many of the procedures are now minimally invasive. But you’ll also hear directly from patients and doctors about the profound difference the surgery has made in the lives of people with obesity-related diseases.