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Obesity & COVID-19 Q&A In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many have become increasingly aware of their health and how compromised health may make them more susceptible to dangerous complications of the coronavirus. More and more scientific data is proving that those with obesity and related conditions have a higher risk of developing serious […]

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Colonoscopy Myths and Facts

Posted in Effects of Obesity, Post-Op Wellness, Practice News

A Colonoscopy is one of the safest and most effective ways to detect colorectal cancers and precancerous polyps. The American Cancer Society recommends that everyone start regular screening for colorectal cancer at the age of 45, while people with risk factors should get screened earlier. Dr. Jay Michael Snow is experienced in performing colonoscopies and […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Can Improve Your Love Life

Posted in Effects of Obesity, Post-Op Wellness, Weight Loss

At St. Louis Bariatrics, we have the honor of seeing firsthand the many ways that our patients’ lives are improved after bariatric surgery.  Beyond health benefits, such as improvement of diabetes, weight loss surgery may improve overall quality of life. In fact, procedures such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass may even enhance a patient’s […]

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Serena’s Story

Posted in Effects of Obesity, Weight Loss

Dr. Snow and the team at St. Louis Bariatrics help patients meet their weight loss goals. We are proud of everyone who takes the first step toward better health and we are honored when our patients choose to share their stories with our community. Patients are not compensated for sharing their stories. This is a […]

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The Cost of Dieting vs. The Cost of Weight Loss Surgery

Posted in Dieting vs Weight Loss Surgery, Effects of Obesity

When considering the cost of weight loss surgery, begin by comparing costs of struggling with obesity with the cost of bariatric surgery. The direct costs of obesity include the price of health care and medication for obesity related diseases, as well as money spent on dieting plans. Long term dieting can be costly and ineffective. […]

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Obesity and Comorbidities

Posted in Effects of Obesity, Understanding Obesity

Obesity and Comorbidities Comorbidity is a disease or condition which occurs at the same time as another disease. Obesity is a risk factor for the development of life-threatening and costly comorbid conditions. These comorbid illnesses create a financial impact on society and individuals, with obesity-related medical costs estimated at over 140 billion dollars nationally and […]

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The Costs of Obesity at Work

Posted in Effects of Obesity, Understanding Obesity

If you are questioning if you can afford weight loss surgery, it’s important to compare the direct and indirect costs of obesity with the cost of bariatric surgery. Direct costs include the price of health care and medication for obesity related diseases. Indirect costs represent the ways that obesity can impact your life financially, including […]

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The Effects of Obesity on Fertility

Posted in Effects of Obesity, Understanding Obesity

The Connection Between Obesity and Infertility Starting a family can be an exciting and joyous time, but for couples facing infertility it can be a heartbreaking and expensive experience. Obesity has been found to affect the fertility of both men and women. Obesity can influence many factors that determine conception including hormone levels, sperm production […]

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Obesity and the Cost of Diabetes

Posted in Effects of Obesity, Understanding Obesity

The Cost of Obesity Weight loss surgery has been shown to improve or cure type 2 diabetes. People suffering with obesity and Type 2 diabetes may consider weight loss surgery, but have concerns about the cost of a bariatric procedure. However, when comparing the cost of bariatric surgery to the costs associated with treating diabetes, […]

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