Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, FACS, chief of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery at UPMC, discusses surgical options for weight loss, the health benefits of weight loss surgery, factors that make a person a likely surgical candidate, and weight loss expectations.
Below the video you can find specific topics and their minute markers within the video.
How we measure obesity (0:30)
Trends in obesity in the United States (1:12)
The health burden of obesity (1:40)
The spectrum of obesity treatment (2:01)
Non-surgical weight loss services (3:14)
Behavioral weight control (3:37)
Endobariatric procedures (6:30)
Bariatric surgery (10:30)
Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery? (12:30)
Why choose UPMC for bariatric weight loss (26:41)
Q&A from live recording (28:00)
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