Joining us today is Dr. Abe Fridman, Director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from Griffin Hospital.

“I think to a lot of people bariatric surgery is just about weight loss.

Dr. Fridman shares how weight loss is not the only thing that encompasses bariatric surgery. There are many benefits to surgery than just weight loss. Some of the biggest medical problems go away with surgery diabetes, high blood pressure away, sleep apnea goes away, and a much lower risk for cancer.

Some of the latest procedures include; gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and a lap band. Many patients are eligible for procedure. Eligibility is determined by the patient’s Body Mass Index. You could easily check your BMI on their site. As long as your BMI is above 35 and you have a medical problem, or if your BMI is above 40 you are considered to be good candidate for this procedure. 

Griffin Bariatrics is very close to being a full spectrum weight loss facility. They offer surgery, support groups, nutritional counseling, exercise programs, therapy and more. 

“When you have bariatric surgery it is not just surgery, it is a lifestyle.” 

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