Patients with severe obesity (usually defined as a body mass index or BMI of greater than 40) may chose Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery) as a safe and effective tool to loose weight and improve medical conditions caused by obesity.
In some cases, the surgeon may recommend weight loss prior to surgery to reduce the risk of complications. Some patients who have never participated in a structured medical weight loss program may be advised to see a weight loss specialist prior to surgery. Often, patients will be required to do so by the surgeon and or insurance company paying for the surgery.In any of these circumstances, Dr. Youdim can help guide you through the surgical process. Dr. Youdim is experienced in all the surgical options including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and adjustable gastric band including Lap band surgery, and has 10 years of experience in the care of patients before and after surgery.
She is also very knowledgeable on the metabolic and nutritional care if bariatric surgery patients and has published practice guidelines on the treatment and prevention of nutritional deficiencies following bariatric surgery.
Whether you are interested in medical weight loss, need to lose weight before surgery or need guidance on the prevention or treatment of nutritional deficiencies and weight regain following surgery, Dr. Youdim is knowledgeable resource that can guide you through a successful surgical process.