Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, changes more than just the contours of the body. It gives people hope.
“Patients can play with their kids or grandkids,” says Ramsey Dallal, MD, one of Einstein’s most experienced bariatric surgeons. “They can function without pain and not feel ostracized. I hear about people crying at the mall because they can finally shop for regular clothes. There is not one aspect of their lives that is not altered dramatically by this surgery.”
What is Obesity?
More than 36 percent of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means a body mass index (BMI)—a ratio of weight to height—of 30 or higher. Obesity contributes to many health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. Obesity can also put stress on joints.Read More