Mayo Clinic Talks
Mayo Clinic Talks
Jul 13, 2023
Obesity Edition | Surgical Weight Loss
Play • 19 min

Host: Ishna Sharma, MD (@IshnaSharmaMD)

Guest: Omar M. Ghanem, M.D.

Obesity has become a significant public health crisis worldwide, with the United States being no exception. A range of treatments is available, but metabolic and bariatric surgery is widely regarded as the most effective and sustainable option for managing obesity. In fact, this type of surgery can reduce the risk of premature death by 30% to 50%. Today's guest is Omar M. Ghanem, M.D., a prominent metabolic bariatric and foregut surgeon at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ghanem is renowned for his extensive research work, which has resulted in over 75 peer-reviewed publications.

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