According to a recent study from Obesity Week 2018, in the United States during the year 2017, there were 228,000 metabolic weight loss surgeries and procedures performed across the nation with the vast majority of those performed in New York, in areas such as Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island which excel in the treatment of morbid obesity through bariatric surgical procedures. www.NYBariatricSurgeon.com
Weight Loss surgery - Study of successful procedures in NYC
Study of Successful Procedures in New York City
According to a recent study from Obesity Week 2018*, in the
United States during the year 2017, there were 228,000
metabolic weight loss surgeries and procedures performed
across the nation with the vast majority of those performed in
the North East and also other states that ranked in the upper
half of all state economies.
These areas included New York City, Queens, Long Island,
Brooklyn, Westchester, Manhattan, New Jersey, Washington DC,
Delaware, and Massachusetts - all states that cover bariatric
procedures as an essential benefit.
*Obesity Week is hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The
Obesity Society (TOS).
New York, NYC. - December, 2018 -- Bariatric surgical procedures
can be categorized as any medical weight loss surgery that alter
the stomach size of a patient to limit food intake, how the body
digests food, and how it will absorb its nutrients.
Some of these procedures include but are not limited to:
Endoscopic Pouch Reduction
Weight Loss Balloon
Bariatric surgery finds success by enabling the patient to eat less
and still feel full. The food no longer enters certain areas of the
stomach and small intestine thus restricting the calories absorbed.
These procedures are only recommend for morbidly obese
individuals who have tried all other means of diet, exercise and
medication to lose weight and are also suffering from co-
morbidities, that is other health risks, serious diseases and heart
conditions resulting from obesity.
Morbid obesity may also cause death. Understanding the impact
Body Mass Index has on mortality is very important in
consideration for bariatric surgery.
Referred to as Weight loss surgery, metabolic surgery, obesity
surgery or bariatric surgery, these procedures have demonstrated
promising long-term results in their efficacy in the treatment of
morbid obesity and other associated co-morbidities. In the last
thirty years and moving forward into the near future the Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports tremendous
advancements in the safety and number of post-operative
complications - credited to laparoscopic techniques.
OBESITY PREVALENCE IN 2017 VARIES ACROSS STATES AND TERRITORIES
All states had more than 20% of adults with obesity.
20% to less than 25% of adults had obesity in 2 states (Colorado and Hawaii)
and the District of Columbia.
25% to less than 30% of adults had obesity in 19 states.
30% to less than 35% of adults had obesity in 22 states, Guam, and Puerto
35% or more adults had obesity in 7 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia).
The South (32.4%) and the Midwest (32.3%) had the highest prevalence of
obesity, followed by the Northeast (27.7%), and the West (26.1%).
For a Bariatric Surgeon referral in New York City, Queens, Long
Island, Yonkers and Westchester contact the organizations below:
In New York City and Long Island:
New York City Bariatric Surgeon - Center for NYC Bariatric
Surgeons serving Manhattan, Westchester and the Five Boroughs.
NY Bariatric Surgeon - Experienced Bariatric Surgeons in NY
Queens Bariatric Surgeon - Bariatric Surgery serving Queens
Long Island Bariatric Surgeon - Center for Long Island Bariatric
Surgeons serving Suffolk County, Nassau County and Queens
The History of Weight Loss Surgery:
In the 1950s, bariatric surgery had a very slow start with the
intestinal bypass also known as anastomosis. This process
connected the upper and lower intestine to bypass the greater
portion of the absorptive circuit. The malabsorption of food and
calories resulted in weight loss in the patient.
Drs. J. Howard Payne, Lorent T. DeWind and Robert R. Commons
then created the Jejuno-colic Shunt in 1963 to connect the upper
small intestine to the colon. Dr. Edward E. Mason (b.1920) and Dr.
Chikashi Ito conducted laboratory research in 1965 at the
University of Iowa which eventually resulted in the development
of the original gastric bypass which enhanced the safety of the
procedure and decreased intestinal bypass
Dr. Edward E. Mason is therefore recognized
as the father of weight loss surgery.