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.