Weight Loss Surgery is for Men, Too

May 22, 2012, by Mark A. Colquitt, MD, FACS, FASMBS
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In our society, women tend to worry more about weight than their male counterparts. As demonstrated by the success of our patient Milton Cooper, weight management is equally important for men. And, as we often say, the health benefits of weight loss are much more important than a change in appearance.

When Milton Cooper of Maryville first came to our office, he was 39 years old and weighed 378 pounds. He first tipped the scales at over 300 pounds when he was only 18 and was diagnosed with diabetes about a year later. Cooper’s struggles with diabetes led his doctor to recommend weight loss surgery and ultimately brought him to us.

To read more of this post, visit Foothills Weight Loss Specialists’ “Weighing In” blog.

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