Treatment for obesity is changing. Ozempic is a drug used to treat diabetes; now, millions of people are using it to lose weight. We talked to bariatric surgeon Dr. Marc Bessler about how drugs like Ozempic and Mounjaro work and all the questions in between.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidelines to officially include weight loss surgery as recommended treatment for children with obesity. Dr. Jeffery Zitsman discusses the importance of this update.
Obesity is not a result of individuals making bad or unhealthy choices. It is about the kinds of food that are made available to people, the ways they are presented, and the difficulty of gaining a nuanced and personalized understanding of diet and nutrition.
Losing weight isn't as easy as reversing the lifestyle changes that made you gain it; genetics and socioeconomic context play a huge role. Weight loss surgery is not only medically-proven, it's life-saving, but none of this is straightforward.
Join us for a live, virtual question and answer session with the bariatric surgery team at Columbia’s Center for Metabolic & Weight Loss Surgery. Looking into bariatric surgery? Get info straight from the experts!
Obesity is a national epidemic, and it’s affecting our children at an alarming rate. Today, some 2 million teenagers suffer from severe obesity. And Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman, Director of the Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery, declares they are all candidates for weight loss surgery.