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Understanding Obesity And Treatment Options
Patients with a body mass index of 35 or greater have obesity. Obesity is recognized as a metabolic disease by the American Medical Association and patients should receive treatment just as they would for any other disease. It's important to understand the science of obesity and its treatment options.
The links below provide additional information about bariatric surgery and health assessments for patients with obesity.
Understanding Bariatric Surgery
This document contains key messages to share with patients, including: set point, diet, exercise and bariatric surgery results.
Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes
This document explains why metabolic surgery is a recommended treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes and how it works.
Health Assessment Guide
This document aims to help you better assess the state of your patient's health and the health improvements associated with bariatric surgery.