Listen as Dr. Blackstone shares what bariatric means.
Bariatric means weight, means large, and it basically refers to people who are large. You know, there’s a lot of terms that we use and obesity itself is a term that covers the whole spectrum of early obesity which is really a Body Mass Index 30 to 34, severe obesity which is called class 1 obesity now, which is 35 to 39; class 2, 40 to 45, and then class 3 is above that.
So, you know, that word, bariatric, refers to people of weight basically.
About Dr. Robin Blackstone, M.D.:
Dr. Robin Blackstone is a surgeon and Director at the Scottsdale Bariatric Center and Medical Director at the Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Program. She is one of the few women surgeons in the world specializing in the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. With her practice focused entirely on Weight Loss Surgery, she is committed to providing patients with the very best care possible.