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Understanding Obesity

Doctors and medical researchers know obesity can have a variety of causes. It can be a long lasting condition, causing problems with overall health, physical comfort and emotional wellbeing.

A person suffering with obesity may also be facing other diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Obesity is complex. For many patients it is not solved simply by eating less and exercising more. The program at Upstate offers compassion and understanding for patients who might have felt they had been blamed for obesity.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has been proven to help patients remain at healthier weights for longer periods of time. It also has the potential to fully reverse obesity, providing relief from other health issues as well.

Am I a Candidate for Surgery?

  • If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 35 and 40, and you also have unhealthy conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes or other conditions linked to obesity.
  • If your BMI is 40 or greater.
  • Calculate your BMI, and register for a free information seminar.
  • Contact us with questions or to find out more information and to schedule an appointment with us.