Melissa Bagloo, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Attending Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, discusses weight loss surgery.
Weight loss surgery has a dramatic effect on a patient's other health problems. By following patients who have had weight loss surgery, physicians were able to observe the metabolic and hormonal effects that the surgery had on the patient's body.
Dr. Bagloo gives the example of diabetes, saying that some patients with the disease are able to come off their medications only days after surgery.
Dr. Marc Bessler talks about medical treatment for weight loss isn't effective because there is currently no way to manage appetite well enough, but surgery can have effects that permanently change a patient's hunger.
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