There is still a common misconception that obesity is a "Cosmetic" issue, but the truth is that obesity is a medical problem. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and several National and International medical and scientific societies, now recognize obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental, physiological and genetic factors.
Living with obesity is extremely costly in terms of economics, individual health, longevity, and psychological well-being. Managing your weight is a life-long process that requires treatment, control and support.
Obesity is defined by having excess weight over your ideal body weight (IBW). It is usually categorized using a body mass index (BMI) calculation. The table below summarizes the different classes of obesity:
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The surgery field is an ever evolving one and as a community we are always looking for ways to correct the patient's problems while minimizing the discomfort and pain. That's how minimally invasive surgery is becoming the desired approach for most surgical diseases. With the rise of innovative tools like the weight loss balloon, LINX device and Stretta, as well as a variety of types of bariatric surgery, we are always striving to provide patients with the best of the best. Our surgeons are highly trained and have a proven track record of success for improving the patient's health. We are loved by our patients because we go the extra mile to make their experience delightful.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or more commonly known as acid reflux and heartburn occurs when stomach acid or bile flows backwards up into the esophagus causing bothersome symptoms. The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. These reflux events are attributed to a weak esophageal sphincter that allows stomach acid to flow back. Many conditions have been associated with this muscle weakness such as diet, other medical problems and overweight.
Untreated, long-lasting and poorly controlled GERD can have serious adverse effects leading to severe inflammation of the esophagus, throat, stomach, lungs, vocal cords and it can even become a risk factor for esophageal cancer - the fastest growing cancer in America-. When symptoms occur often or are not controlled despite treatment, medical advice should be considered.
Reflux can have different presentations. Typical acid reflux presents with "heartburn" and/or regurgitation which is the feeling of liquid or food coming back to the esophagus and throat. Other patients experience atypical symptoms such as frequent cough, asthma, hoarseness, nausea, sore throat and non-cardiac chest pain. Most patients experiencing chest pain who have had a completely normal heart evaluation and studies, often have GERD or another esophageal movement disorder. This is true for some other swallowing problems that may be confused with acid reflux disease.
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Choosing the right weight loss procedure involves multiple considerations including your health problems and desired weight loss, but more importantly starts with knowing your Body Mass Index (BMI).
We perform Robotic and/or Laparoscopic surgery for most general surgery problems such as hernias, gallbladder, intestines, etc.
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