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Morbid Obesity Health Risks

Serious health risks are associated with excess weight. Some of the medical health risks associated with morbid obesity include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Breathing problems, including sleep apnea and asthma
  • Cancer
  • Infertility
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Back pain and disk disease
  • Osteoarthritis

In addition to the medical consequences of morbid obesity, many of our patients will experience psychological and emotional issues as a result of low self- esteem and social prejudices. These feelings can cause eating disorders, depression, withdrawal from social circles and often, reduced employment opportunities. These problems contribute to a vicious cycle, making weight loss attempts increasingly difficult.

Morbidly obese patients from Queens, Long Island, and throughout New York find that the our comprehensive approach to weight loss and surgery for obesity treats not only the physical condition, but also the complicated emotional issues that come with it.

Our Surgical Weight Loss Program and Bariatric Surgery Center's mission is to deliver safe and effective surgical solutions with a compassionate touch. Our bariatric program is operated by NYU Langone Long Island Surgical Associates, P.C., a network of leading physicians and surgeons that provide comprehensive care for patients.

Nassau County

700 Stewart Ave., Suite 200,
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 663-1430
Fax: (516) 222-2442
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Suffolk County

157 East Woodside Ave.
Patchogue, New York 11772
Phone: (631) 475-1900
Fax: (631) 475-1955
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