Obesity and Excess Weight: We Can Help
Obesity is a serious condition that can gradually erode a person's quality of life. If left untreated, it can lead to serious, life-threatening health consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and may qualify for bariatric surgery, and those numbers are projected to grow. It is also the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
You may suffer from clinically severe obesity if you meet the following criteria established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
- 100 pounds or more above your ideal body weight
- Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater
- BMI of 35 or greater with one or more co-morbid conditions
If you have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through diet, exercise, or prior weight-loss surgery, the team of UT MIST specialists can help you reach your goals. At our practice, we begin by helping you understand both the causes and health risks of excess weight. We will also clearly explain the wide range of options available to you, depending on how much you would like to lose. Our team is ready to go the extra mile to help you change your life for the better.