Obesity Management in New Jesey
Approximately one-third of all adults in the United States is clinically obese. Located in Montclair, the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy, the “Premiere Bariatric Surgical Institute in New Jersey”, offers obesity management to patients from around the world to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
What is Obesity Management?
Obesity management is a focus within the medical field that is receiving significant exposure. A 2012 report by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force revealed that approximately 30% of American adults are clinically obese. Carrying excess weight not only affects a person’s physical activity and self-esteem but also significantly increases the risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other medical conditions.
Benefits of Obesity Management
Men and women who are clinically diagnosed as obese face a substantial challenge in losing significant weight. Bariatric interventions for obesity management are often the most effective solution. Physicians, bariatric surgeons, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and other medical professionals are uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive range of services that are needed for safe and effective obesity management.
How Can I Learn More About Obesity Management?
The Center for Bariatric Endoscopy specializes in obesity management, even if you haven’t had bariatric surgery. The following information is provided so that you can learn about obesity and obesity management:
- What is Obesity?
- Obesity-Related Conditions
- Endoscopic Management of Obesity
- Obesity Surgery
- BMI Calculator
Preparing for Obesity Management
Obesity management is more than just losing weight. You must also make significant changes to your lifestyle. Dieting is the most popular approach to weight loss, but the practice can lead to malnutrition and even exacerbate your medical conditions. We recommend that you follow a regular exercise routine and meet with a trained and experienced dietitian for nutritional counseling.
Follow-Up After Obesity Management
As you make the journey to overcoming obesity, we recommend you make regular follow-up appointments with your physician. If you undergo bariatric surgery, your surgeon will also follow your progress.
One of the most common misconceptions about bariatric surgery is that it is a permanent solution to weight loss. Unfortunately, recent clinical studies show that many patients experience weight gain after bariatric surgery. Your physician and bariatric surgeon will monitor your health and weight for signs of problems related to your bariatric surgery.
How Much Does Obesity Management Cost?
Obesity management may be covered by your healthcare insurance as part of preventive services. Contact your insurance company to inquire about your coverage. Should you be responsible for a portion or all of the cost of obesity management, the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy recommends financing through Advance Care Card. You may also want to connect with organizations that specialize in helping bariatric patients afford their surgery, such as the Obesity Action Coalition.
Is Obesity Management Right for Me?
If you have been diagnosed as clinically obese, obesity management will benefit you. Managing your weight on your own can be challenging, but working with a team of medical professionals will help you achieve your weight loss goals in a healthy, enjoyable and safe manner.
Why Choose Dr. Sohail N. Shaikh for Obesity Management?
Dr. Shaikh and his staff are passionate about working with obese men and women who are ready to start their journey toward significant weight loss. We see obesity as a disease and are enthusiastic to help those motivated to lose weight. At the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy, you are always treated with respect, understanding and support.
What to Expect During Your Obesity Management Consultation
During your obesity management consultation, Dr. Shaikh discusses your challenges with weight management. He also asks you about your medical history, including any efforts you have taken to lose weight. He may also speak with your physician and order lab work and diagnostic tests. This information will help him determine the best course of treatment for your obesity management.
The Center for Bariatric Endoscopy offers obesity management services to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Effective obesity management not only helps you lose weight but also decreases your risks for many medical conditions and injuries. Contact us today.
“Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed with this or any other procedure. Any weight loss procedure should be accompanied with nutritional counseling and an appropriate diet and exercise program.”