Obesity is a condition in which people have an unhealthy amount of excess body fat for their height and age. It is caused by consuming more calories than the body uses. The most useful measure of obesity is BMI, or body mass index. Some symptoms of obesity include fatigue, shortness of breath, joint pain, swelling, and muscle pain. Millions of Americans struggle with obesity and obesity-related diseases.
Unlike with many weight management programs or diets, UAB Weight Loss Medicine participants receive a comprehensive evaluation by a physician, who will recommend an individualized weight loss plan tailored to your needs and preferences. The physician manages your weight loss treatment with fellow team members and other UAB Medicine specialists. UAB Weight Loss Medicine physicians work with you and your regular doctor to maximize your health and manage or prevent medical conditions related to obesity.
UAB Medicine offers a full range of services to meet your specific weight loss and health care needs, making use of the latest in proven treatments and programs. If you’re interested in weight loss or have questions about weight loss (bariatric) surgery, please call 205-934-7053 and choose option 1 for a new patient appointment. All services provided at the initial consultation will be billed to your insurance provider.
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See if you qualify for Bariatric Surgery at UAB
- UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center
- Obesity Society
- NIH – CDC – Overweight and Obesity
- Bariatric Surgery Patient Stories
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