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TREATMENT OF SEVERE OBESITY

  • Diets, exercise, and behavioral change:
    1. Will produce only up to 10% weight reduction
    2. Is ineffective long-term sustained weight loss
    3. And will be necessary for success with any bariatric surgery
  • Pharmacotherapy

    Diet Pills have been eliminated from many practices

    Side effects unfavorable; recalled medications
    Minimal sustained weight loss

    Bariatric Surgery

     

    Surgery is the only reliable method for long-term weight control in morbidly obese patients
    Resolves co-morbidities
    Must weigh risks/benefits of surgery vs. lifetime risks of remaining morbidly obese
    Risks of surgery
    Risks of staying morbidly obese

     

Weighing the Risks

 

 

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