Michel Gagner Clinic MD Your Bariatric Surgery Specialist
Michel Gagner Clinic MD
Deciding to pursue weight-loss surgery is a step towards reclaiming your life and your health. Bariatric surgery provides patients suffering from long-term obesity a chance to permanently lose excessive weight, and reduce or completely eliminate obesity-related health issues. Although it is a difficult choice to make, Dr. Michel Gagner’s knowledge and experience will quickly make you realize it was the right one. No matter your weight or pre-existing health conditions, Dr. Gagner will ensure you are given the most effective and safest treatment to guarantee a lifetime of benefits.
For decades, Dr. Michel Gagner has performed life-saving bariatric surgeries all over the world with long-term results. Using innovative weight-loss procedures, some of which he himself has pioneered or perfected, Dr. Gagner has managed to give patients hope for better health when diet and exercise alone has not been enough to lose significant weight. He is known for performing minimally invasive procedures, and his renowned techniques are taught and studied in universities and other academic settings. Through various conferences, interviews, and on-going research, Dr. Gagner has been a champion for better access to weight-loss procedures and continues to fight the stigma of obesity that can make life-saving surgery hard to access.
Obesity in the United States
In the United States, almost 38% of adults are obese. Almost 8% are morbidly obese. Preventable chronic diseases associated with obesity are the biggest cost to healthcare in this country. Up to $210 billion dollars are spent on healthcare costs for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancers. In 2017, 14.8% of high-school students were obese. While a healthy diet and exercise are essential to maintaining a healthy body mass index, our country needs more permanent obesity solutions. Despite an obese person’s best efforts to lose weight, their goals may not be achievable without bariatric surgery.
The truth of obesity in the USA is that it isn’t always a result of a series of poor lifestyle choices. Studies show that eating high-sodium, high-sugar diets and inactivity don’t always lead to obesity. Excessive weight is often a result of genetics and are beyond the individual’s control. Dr. Gagner and his team have helped thousands of patients in the US and all over the world reach their weight-loss goals by first making them feel comfortable and open to discuss their hopes and expectations for a better, healthier future. Find a clinic nearest to you.
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