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William A. Graber, MD, PC: The Obesity Doctor In Syracuse, NY

Obesity Surgery in New York

Over 60 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese. An estimated 34 million people suffer from obesity, it is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world. Researchers often consider obesity to be the second leading preventable cause of death in North America. Luckily, there are options available such as seeing an obesity doctor. Syracuse, NY & Utica is home to state of the art facilities specialized in weight loss surgery.

When your weight is impacting your health, take back control of your health and consider obesity surgery. New York-based William A. Graber, MD, PC is the go-to practice for weight loss surgery in the state. With locations in Syracuse and Utica, our bariatric surgeons serve all of Upstate New York and beyond.

Defining Obesity

Severe or "morbid" obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through dietary modification and exercise alone. Classifications of obesity are defined by your Body Mass Index (BMI). You are considered obese if you have a BMI of 30 or more. Severe obesity is defined as having a BMI of more than 35. Morbid obesity constitutes a BMI of 40 or more. To determine if someone is a candidate for surgery, we use a BMI greater than 35.Click here to calculate your BMI.



Health Risks Associated with Obesity

When a person is severely obese, lifestyle is compromised. Secondary illnesses related to severe obesity can occur. Some of these conditions may put the severely obese person at risk for premature death. Secondary illnesses are also known as"comorbid conditions".

Examples of comorbid conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • High cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Joint or back problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heartburn or GERD
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Depression/psychosocial dysfunction
  • Many types of cancer
  • Fatty liver
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Blood clots or venous insufficiency
  • Urinary incontinence

If considering obesity surgery, New York residents can schedule an appointment with William A. Graber, MD, PC to discuss options with a doctor.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery