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Body Composition Analyzer

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High-tech Body Composition Analyzer

Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program has acquired a High-tech Body Composition Analyzer. The new technology is aimed at helping patients achieve early weight loss goals and ensuring long term success.

Each appointment will now include a scan to track patients' progress and to tailor the treatment, based on his or her own information. The analyzer is built like a scale but with handlebars and a chest high touch-screen display. This state-of-the-art tool provides a precise breakdown of a person’s body makeup. The machine can measure a person’s fat mass, muscle mass, water composition, abdominal fat and more. It can also target specific areas - such as torso, arms and legs – and even determine how many daily calories a person needs in order to lose or maintain weight.

The scan takes about 15 seconds and provides Upstate doctors with a precise breakdown of a person's body makeup. After each scan patients are given a printout of the results. Those details—especially when tracked over time—can help the patient see progress, feel confident about the surgery, and be more successful long-term.

Learn more > Upstate's Body Composition Analyzer

Additional Resources

  • The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) offers overview information on obesity from a national prospective.
  • The Obesity Action Coalition is a non-profit patient based organization dedicated to and advocating on behalf of those affected by obesity, morbid obesity and childhood obesity.
  • Weight–control Information Network is part of the department of Health and Human Services National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) that is devoted to weight control.
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the professional agency that our staff learns from. The ASMBS also offers a lot of great patient education in their Patient learning Center.
  • Obesity Medicine Association is the place where medical professionals learn the latest treatment options when caring for obese patients.

DISCLAIMER: Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program is not in any way responsible or liable for the content of the linked sites. The above links are provided as an informational resource.