For decades, fatphobia or judgement against people with obesity has been socially acceptable. We separate the facts from fiction about this complex disease.
Get to know this Northern Virginia surgeon, including his approach to patient care and favorite part of his job.
Don't let weight-loss surgery myths keep you from overcoming obesity and its many related health conditions.
Get to know Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, including her favorite part of her job as a weight-loss surgeon based in Northern Virginia.
90% of teenage boys exercise to gain muscle mass. This can lead to muscle dysmorphia. Our experts weigh in on the healthier way to build more muscle.
There’s a lot of misinformation surrounding weight loss and obesity. To clear this up, we turned to Catherine Varney, DO, family medicine doctor who is also board-certified in obesity medicine.
Angela Taylor's struggles with weight management were compounded by tragic loss. Her endocrinologist recommended bariatric surgery. Read her story.
Peter Hallowell, MD, is a UVA bariatric & general surgeon treating patients who need help to lose weight. He’s also the director of the bariatric surgery program and co-director of our minimally invasive surgery fellowship.
15 years ago, Lisa Coleman weighed over 300 pounds, and every diet she tried didn't work. She calls bariatric surgery the bravest and hardest decision of her life.
When diet and exercise aren't effective at shedding excess pounds, it may be beneficial for some to have a surgical weight loss procedure.
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