Bariatric surgeon, Kennan Berghoff, MD, was on Fox 4 News in Kansas City talking about the health benefits of weight loss. The first choice is to lose weight through diet and exercise, but if that doesn’t work, Dr. Berghoff and the Bariatric Team at North Kansas City Hospital offer pre-surgery evaluations and guidance through surgery and beyond. The program offers ongoing support groups and education. Obesity is a disease. We know that genetics, environment and behavior play a part in becoming obese. We also know losing weight can virtually eliminate most health issues. Dr. Berghoff maintains that surgery is a tool to kick start weight loss. It’s up to each individual to change their lifestyle.
The Bariatric Center at NKCH: https://www.nkch.org/services/bariatric-surgery/