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Ask a doctor about weight loss (video)

April 18, 2017 | UC Irvine Health
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Interventional gastroenterologist Dr. Kenneth Chang and weight management physician Dr. Bavani Nadeswaran.

UC Irvine Health interventional gastroenterologist Dr. Kenneth Chang and bariatric medicine specialist Dr. Bavani Nadeswaran recently went live on Facebook to answer your questions about losing weight and the various options available.

Questions included:

  • How much work will I miss if I have the gastric balloon?
  • What are the BMI requirements for bariatric surgery?
  • What are the complications of being overweight or obese?

"When we talk about the obesity rate and the way it's increasing, it's really startling," says Chang, director of the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center.

Nadeswaran, a physician with the Weight Management Program, notes that the rising obesity rate now means that future generations will have a lower life expectancy, citing the rate of adolescent and child obesity in particular.

What can you do about it? Watch and find out.

Watch the Facebook Live

 uc irvine health bariatric surgeon dr. kenneth chang, weight management director dr. bavani nadeswaran

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