These days, it seems like everyone from celebrities to fitness gurus proclaim to be weight loss experts. The truth is, real medical weight loss programs are backed by years of training—not fads or mystery diets. Using proven techniques and sound medical research, weight loss physicians help obese children and adults lose weight and develop healthier lifestyles.
What is a bariatric physician?
How are board certified bariatricians trained?
Undergoing several hundred credit hours of training in obesity and metabolism
Sitting for an oral and written exam
Passing a site visit where the physician’s weight loss practice is carefully scrutinized by a national member of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine
Demonstrating the ability to provide significant weight loss in at least 50 patients sustained through a clinic maintenance program