Morbid Obesity Health Risks
Serious health risks are associated with excess weight. Some of the medical health risks associated with morbid obesity include:
- Heart disease
- Breathing problems, including sleep apnea and asthma
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Back pain and disk disease
In addition to the medical consequences of morbid obesity, many of our patients suffer from 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.