Close-Up TV News Recognizes NYU Langone Weight Management Program

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 General News J E 4

NEW YORK, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Close-Up TV News recognizes the NYU Langone Weight Management Program as the country's premier surgical weight loss facility.

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The term "morbid obesity" is generally defined as being 100 lbs over the ideal weight or having a Body Mass Index between 35 and 40. Morbid obesity significantly can increase a patient's risk for diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.  Unfortunately, for these patients, diet and exercise alone cannot offer a practical solution.

The NYU Langone Weight Management Program ( offers a comprehensive program designed to meet the medical, surgical and emotional needs of severely obese patients. Headed by renowned laparoscopic surgeon Dr. George Fielding, his wife Dr. Christine Ren and Dr. Marina Kurian, the program offers a safe and effective solution: bariatric surgery. 

"The driving thing is the medical aspect, but for most people it's an issue of quality of life," says Dr. Fielding. "People hate being fat and hate being sick. The minute you make them not hungry they start to become not fat and not sick and they're happy. It's that simple."

The NYU Langone Weight Management Program offers several types of bariatric surgery, most notably the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, or LAP-BANDŽ, the safest, least invasive and only reversible surgical option available.  Dr. Fielding has performed the LAP-BANDŽ procedure in Australia since 1996 and is among the physicians responsible for developing its crucial post-operative care.

"The most rewarding thing is making them healthier," says Dr. Ren. "We're very emotionally available to our patients and we have a tremendous amount of experience, both technically and surgically."

While weight loss surgery should not be considered a quick fix, when combined with a life-long commitment to proper nutrition and exercise bariatric surgery provides a practical medical solution to both lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. 

"I have a different view of this because I'm one of them," says Dr. Fielding. "I've just been hungry my whole life. I've lost 60-80 lbs half a dozen times before I got the LAP-BANDŽ. Since I've gotten the band, I'm not hungry and I'm not driven by food. I've lost 100 lbs and I've kept it off for 10 years."

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