In England similarly to Florida the risks of obesity are greatly discussed. The NHS system of healthcare in the UK does cover obesity surgery including gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy. In England there is a concern that half of adults will be obese by 2050; they do have similar to Florida an Obesity Awareness Week as well. There is a growing need for greater knowledge of obesity and the need for rising interventions such as gastric sleeve surgery.
A quarter of both men and women are now classed as obese, up from 13% and 16% respectively in the early 1990s, according to the Health Survey for England. There is a growing concern that obesity can cut life expectancy. Moderate obesity can reduce life expectancy by three years, according to the National Obesity Observatory. Diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease are related to obesity. There is evidence that sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery can aid in reducing obesity and risk for diseases such as diabetes.
Dr Shillingford’s office near West Palm Beach, Florida aims at educating patients about obesity and various surgical options including the gastric sleeve surgery. The office services areas near West Palm Beach as well as many areas throughout the United States. You can call Dr Shillingford’s office in Palm Beach County, Florida at 561 483 0844 for more information regarding the sleeve gastrectomy procedure.