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Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. It is a serious medical condition and a major risk factor for many other potentially life-threatening diseases, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, mental illness, and some cancers. Aside […]

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. The disease is the least recognized artery condition because many mistake its symptoms for arthritis or simply old age. However, early detection and treatment of PAD can significantly reduce pain and the risk of heart attack and stroke. What is PAD? PAD is a condition that develops […]

Bariatric surgery has long been identified to be one of the only interventions that maintains significant weight loss.   Surgical Associates offers two bariatric surgery options: The Roux-en-Y Procedure and Sleeve Gastrectomy.   The Roux-en-Y¬†procedure reduces the size of the stomach to a small, egg-sized pouch. This decreases the amount of food a patient can […]