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Weight Loss Surgery History - Dr Nagi Safa

Weight Loss Surgery History - Dr Nagi Safa

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Obesity has become a severe problem in the United States of almost epidemic proportions. Nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population, or about 10 million people, meet NIH/ASBS eligibility criteria for weight loss surgery, which include a willingness to make a commitment to a lifestyle change; a BMI of 35 with comorbidities, or a BMI of 40 or greater without comorbidities; plus a history of previous attempts at medical weight loss.
Millions of Americans have found that diet, exercise and pharmacologic methods alone are not sufficient to combat and eliminate their excess weight. Often, years of failed dieting have changed a patient's metabolism, making it more difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
According to the NIH's 1991 Consensus Conference Statement, only surgery has proven effective over the long-term for most patients with clinically severe obesity. With improved surgical methods, more patient education, and effective support systems in place, more Americans are considering surgery as a viable option.
Obesity has become a severe problem in the United States of almost epidemic proportions. Nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population, or about 10 million people, meet NIH/ASBS eligibility criteria for weight loss surgery, which include a willingness to make a commitment to a lifestyle change; a BMI of 35 with comorbidities, or a BMI of 40 or greater without comorbidities; plus a history of previous attempts at medical weight loss.
Millions of Americans have found that diet, exercise and pharmacologic methods alone are not sufficient to combat and eliminate their excess weight. Often, years of failed dieting have changed a patient's metabolism, making it more difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
According to the NIH's 1991 Consensus Conference Statement, only surgery has proven effective over the long-term for most patients with clinically severe obesity. With improved surgical methods, more patient education, and effective support systems in place, more Americans are considering surgery as a viable option.

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