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Slow Medicine: A Role for Obesity Surgery

Practicing Slow Medicine usually entails a conservative approach to invasive therapies. In most situations, we recommend elective procedures only after observation, lifestyle changes, and over-the-counter and prescription medications have failed. But this isn't always the case. Is a cautious approach in which we painstakingly try every alternative approach before surgery the best approach in caring for patients who struggle with morbid obesity?

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It is a sad commentary that gastric bypass surgery is the most effective long-term treatment for obesity and diabetes.  I have high hopes that Zone Pasta gives those patients a different opportunity to reduce hunger.

 

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