Bariatrics and the Dangers of Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control informs us that in 2003 nearly a third of adults were obese. “Obesity” is defined roughly as more than 20% over your ‘ideal’ weight. In most cases that translates to a BMI about 30 or … Continue reading →

What Is a Bariatric Procedure?

What has come to be called “bariatrics” is a branch of medical science that studies and treats obesity. By extension, “a bariatric procedure” is typically surgery, often a gastric bypass or gastric band placement. There are dozens of variations on … Continue reading →