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Obesity-Related Conditions in New Jersey

Obesity affects you not only emotionally, but also physically. People in New Jersey and around the world often do not recognize they are suffering from an obesity-related condition. Without proper treatment and intervention, obesity-related conditions can develop into serious life-threatening illnesses. Located in Montclair, the Center for Bariatric Endoscopy, the “Premiere Bariatric Surgical Institute in New Jersey”, offers obesity management.

What are Obesity-Related Conditions?

Patients often understand that they carry extra weight, but may not realize how weight affects their overall health. Obesity affects a patient’s physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as their overall quality of life.

Obesity-Related Conditions

Conditions associated with obesity include:

  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep disturbances, including sleep apnea
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Bone and joint problems
  • Insulin resistance and glucose intolerance
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Premature death
  • Abnormal menstruation

In addition to the physical health issues related to obesity, there are far-reaching emotional as well. People with obesity often suffer from:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Isolation and social marginalization
  • Body image issues
  • Eating disorders

How are Obesity-Related Conditions Treated?

In most cases, treatment for obesity-related conditions involves weight loss and management of secondary medical conditions. Weight loss in obese patients has been proven to reduce complications from obesity-related conditions. In fact, many obese patients are able to stop using certain medications after losing weight.

Diagnosing Obesity-Related Conditions

The presence and severity of obesity-related conditions are not directly related to the amount a person weighs. Your physician and bariatric surgeon may order blood work and other diagnostic tests to determine if any obesity-related condition is present.

How Much Does Treatment for Obesity-Related Conditions Cost?

Treatment for obesity-related conditions is normally covered by your medical insurance, although some services and procedures may not be covered. Your insurance carrier can advise you as to what services are covered and what portion of the cost will be your responsibility. The Center for Bariatric Endoscopy offers affordable financing options through CareCredit® and Advance Care. You may also want to connect with organizations that specialize in helping bariatric patients afford their surgery, such as the Obesity Action Coalition.

Is Treatment for Obesity-Related Conditions Right for Me?

Because obesity-related conditions carry such significant health implications, we recommend treatment for any medical conditions that are related to your obesity. Talking with your doctor is a good first step. Medications may help manage the conditions, but you should also ensure that you eat and exercise as recommended. Ultimately, the best method for treating your obesity-related conditions is to lose weight. The Center for Bariatric Endoscopy can help you develop a safe and effective treatment plan for your obesity and any related medical conditions.

Why Choose Dr. Sohail N. Shaikh for Treatment of Obesity-Related Conditions?

As a leading expert in obesity, Dr. Shaikh is a reliable resource for the treatment of your obesity-related conditions. His experience and knowledge benefit your treatment by including a comprehensive range of services to meet your needs.

What to Expect During Your Consultation for Obesity-Related Conditions

Dr. Shaikh may request your medical records from your primary physician prior to your consultation. The information in your records will help him understand your medical history, current obesity-related conditions and the outcomes of any recommended treatments. During your personal consultation, he will garner more personal information from you, such as personal motivating factors for losing weight, current weight loss efforts and overall physical and emotional well-being.

Obesity-related conditions affect every aspect of your life. Some of these conditions are life threatening when left untreated. If you have obesity-related conditions and would like help with your weight, 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 counselling and an appropriate diet and exercise program.”