Obesity Consult Center Programs

The Obesity Consult Center's goal is to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to eliminate or minimize health problems that can accompany excess weight.

The laws of physics dictating body weight are simple: when energy input (food) exceeds energy output, the result is weight gain. It's obviously more complex. Human energy balance is affected by genetic, psychological, social, emotional and environmental factors.

Our program looks at every aspect and treats each patient according to their need — either medically or surgically. In every case, our team intensely studies the medical, behavioral, and nutritional issues to arrive at the best plan. The program "flowchart" explains graphically the tracks patients follow in each case.

Ours is truly a multidisciplinary approach — combining nutrition, medicine, psychology, and surgery for weight loss and control.


What is Obesity?

Strictly defined, obesity is an excess of body fat. It is commonly assumed that persons who are overweight also are overfat. Because body fat is difficult to measure directly, medical professionals often use a standard measure known as the body mass index (BMI).

The BMI relates weight to height (WT (kg) / HT2(m2). Individuals with a BMI of greater than 27 kilograms per square meter - - which describes one in every three Americans - -are considered overweight.


Also See:

How Does Obesity Threaten Health?



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