Obesity is a common condition for men and women in the US, and it is projected that by 2030, 44% of the US population will be considered obese. To be considered obese, one must have a body mass index (BMI) of ≥ 30%. Those who have a BMI ≥ 40% are considered morbidly obese.
There are a lot of health complications associated with obesity as it affects every organ system in the body. These conditions are called co-morbidities. Specifically, people who are obese (body mass index ≥ 30%) tend to have a higher chance of having Type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and arthritis.
To improve health conditions and reduce health care expenditures, it is best to lose weight. This can be a challenging process; however, there are several surgical and non-surgical options to help. Below are a list of procedures either performed by Dr. Fass or one of his partners. Click on the links to learn more about heat procedure.
Dr. Fass is a leading weight-loss surgeon in Austin, TX and is a 12-time recipient of the Super Doctor award — a peer-nominated award that considers quality of care, years of experience, leadership abilities, publications and other achievements. Dr. Fass provides personalized care and meets with his patients before surgery, during surgery and afterward to ensure they are properly cared for.