“Please Don’t Tell Your Patients to Go Lose Weight” was the subject of an important event hosted by Dr. Seun on July 19th for Central New Jersey doctors and primary care providers. The purpose of the evening was to discuss ways to help patients who have tried to lose weight on their own, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
“By the time patients come to see me for weight loss surgery, they often weigh 100 or more pounds than their body weight was built to carry,” Dr. Seun says. “As a result of this added strain on the body, these patients are also suffering from heart disease, chronic joint pain, sleep apnea, depression, high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke.”
Most doctors have not received obesity treatment education in medical school
Historically, physicians did not receive obesity treatment training in medical school. The American Medical Association (AMA) only recognized obesity as a disease a few years ago. As an expert in metabolic medicine, Dr. Seun discussed the severity of the obesity epidemic in the U.S., and how people’s health will eventually become compromised by carrying too much weight.
“Since one in three Americans is battling metabolic disease (obesity), doctors can no longer just tell these patients to go lose weight,” Dr. Seun told the group. “It’s our duty as healthcare providers to offer specific tools and resources for personalized obesity treatment, just as we do for any chronic disease.”
Surgical options for people facing severe obesity or weight-related medical issues
Dr. Seun described the three most common bariatric procedures:
Several family physicians had referred several patients to Dr. Seun for bariatric surgery and their subsequent feedback and surgical outcomes were outstanding.
Doctors and healthcare providers also commended Dr. Seun for his efforts to help people fight back against obesity, regain their health and enjoy a significantly better quality of life, after substantial weight loss was achieved.
Prime Surgicare offers free monthly bariatric surgery information seminars where Dr. Seun talks about the different bariatric weight loss operations and answers any questions you may have.
If you’d like to schedule a private office consultation, please call 732-982-2002.
About Dr. Seun Sowemimo, MD, FACS
Dr. Seun is a top NJ bariatric surgeon and the medical director at Prime Surgicare, with offices in Freehold serving Monmouth and Ocean counties. He is board-certified, Columbia and Yale University fellowship-trained in advanced laparoscopic, bariatric and general surgery.
To learn more, visit his YouTube channel or call Prime Surgicare at (732)-982-2002.