Advances in Obesity Medicine: Better Bariatric Surgery Options and Outcomes

With obesity affecting 40% of the U.S. population, bariatric surgeon Jonathan Carter, MD, reviews the devastating health effects of excess body fat and contends that clinicians can no longer sidestep difficult conversations about weight management. In this upbeat talk, he offers guidance on talking to patients with upwardly creeping BMIs, explains the evaluation process for referred patients at the UCSF Bariatric Surgery Center, reviews the pros and cons of current surgical options, and describes the impressive influence of weight-loss surgery on cancer risk as well as chronic conditions ranging from diabetes to hypertension to sleep apnea.


July 21, 2023

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UCSF MedConnection

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Jonathan Carter, MD, FACS

Jonathan Carter, MD, FACS

Bariatric and general surgeon

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