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Weight Loss Surgery

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Severe Obesity and Related Problems

The prevalence of obesity in America has more than doubled over the last 30 years, with 33% of adults currently affected. Morbid or severe obesity is an advanced form of obesity, in which a very high amount of body fat poses a significant risk to a person’s health.

The harmful effects of obesity on health are increasingly recognized. The metabolic syndrome resulting from excessive accumulation of fatty tissue, affects many organ systems and directly impacts health through disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and degenerative joint disease. Obesity shortens life span, and is associated with increased risk of many cancers. With its rising prevalence, obesity will soon overtake smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the US.

Surgery for Severe Obesity

For the majority of severely obese individuals, behavioral and medical treatments have resulted in limited long-term success. On the other hand for the last four decades, surgery for severe obesity (known as Bariatric Surgery) has produced dramatic and sustainable weight loss, and resulted in resolution or improvement of obesity-related conditions. In fact, in a recent landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, bariatric surgery was associated with up to 92% reduction in rate of death at 7 years, when compared to non-surgical treatments. In 1991, a panel of experts convened at the National Institute of Health and recommended gastric restrictive or bypass procedures for severely obese individuals who are well informed and motivated, and have acceptable operative risks. With advancements in surgical skills and developments in laparoscopic techniques, obesity surgery can now be performed with reduced complication rates and short hospital stay.

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Every year more than 200,000 individuals in United States successfully undergo weight loss surgery and rediscover the joy of healthy living. With laparoscopic or minimally invasive bariatric surgery, severely obese individuals can expect to lose more than 100 lbs of weight in one year and completely resolve serious health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y
Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Every year more than 200,000 individuals in United States successfully undergo weight loss surgery and rediscover the joy of healthy living. With laparoscopic or minimally invasive bariatric surgery, severely obese individuals can expect to lose more than 100 lbs of weight in one year and completely resolve serious health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our San Jose Bariatric Surgery program

Since 1972 we have been the premier surgical group in San Jose, California and the surrounding areas. We are committed to continuing our rich tradition and are delighted to be the fastest growing bariatric surgery program in the San Francisco Bay area. At our practice we believe in affordable healthcare. We accept most major insurances and offer a variety of free services including free initial telephone consultations and educational seminars.

To receive a FREE phone evaluation by Dr. Marc Zaré or to learn more about our bariatric surgery program, please call us at (408) 358-1855 or email us at info@marczaremd.com.

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Life-long follow up

We offer patients life-long follow up and a variety of supportive services to help with long term weight management. Patients generally return for follow up visits four times in the first year after surgery, and once yearly thereafter. They have access to free life-long support groups at the two affiliated hospitals by the virtue of being enrolled in our bariatric surgery program. Additionally, we work closely with other providers including dietitians, and exercise specialists to help with behavioral modifications and helpful activities. 

Bariatric Yoga

Exercise and active lifestyle after bariatric surgery is essential in achieving long term success. Yoga is one of the ways by which patients can achieve physical and emotional benefit. To learn about benefits of Yoga after bariatric surgery, click here.

 
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