Dr. John DeBarros explains how obesity affects women and men differently. Dr. DeBarros is devoted to a comprehensive surgical weight loss management program that emphasizes caring as part of the journey to restored health at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Well obesity affects women I think in many different aspects as compared to male. First of all, there are a lot of psychological aspects, social aspects of women that kind of lend themselves more towards social situations with obesity.
In terms of medical problems, I think, in some aspects, they are more weighted towards women like heart disease is a big deal in women now. In the past it was sort of kind of passed over, a lot of women having coronary artery disease and heart attacks. We see that it’s now equivalent to males as it were in the past that was thought that it was not as great in the female population as in the male population.
Also there is a number of other problems, diabetes and so forth. One of the biggest, you know, issues for women also socially, you know, there is, I believe it carries more of a social stigmata in women that are overweight than males.
About Dr. John J. DeBarros, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. John DeBarros is an experienced surgeon and board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of The American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Maricopa Medical Society.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Comorbidities, Nutrition, BMI, Weight Loss, Body Mass Index, LAP-BAND®, Gastric Bypass Surgery
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, Banner Estrella Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center
Location: Phoenix, AZ, Arizona, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, 85037
Expert: Dr. John J. DeBarros, Dr. DeBarros, John J. DeBarros, M.D., Doctor DeBarros, Bariatric Surgery John DeBarros
Expertise: Weight Management, Restorative Health, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Adjustable Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass Surgery