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Swedish opens new Bariatric Metabolic Endocrine Center

August 30, 2016

Swedish is pleased to announce the opening of the Swedish Bariatric, Metabolic, Endocrine Center located at 1124 Columbia Street, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98104. This new center is the first in the region to offer integrated weight loss, endocrine, diabetes and nutrition services in a single, collaborative space.

Orbera Intragastric Balloon for nonsurgical weight loss treatment

February 11, 2016

People who are obese have a new treatment option for weight loss: the intragastric balloon.The intragastric balloon is different from other bariatric (weight-loss) treatments because it doesn’t require surgery, and it’s a temporary treatment, usually lasting about six months.

Bariatric Surgery: Helping with the Neurobiology of Obesity

May 04, 2015
"Today's epidemic of overweight and obesity threatens the historic progress we have made in increasing America's quality and years of healthy life." Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, wrote in The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation 2010. As we gain weight, we impact our health.

There are multiple factors and causes of obesity. Thirty years ago, 13% of Americans were obese. Today, over 34% are obese. What we eat, our children will eat. The prevalence of obesity in children has increased from 5% to 17% over the same period according to the CDC.

Swedish Weight Loss Services Bariatric surgeons receive their Obesity Medicine Certification

February 10, 2015

Dr. Judy Chen and Dr. Brian Sung have been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine as ABOM Diplomates - representing the highest level of achievement in the medical specialty of obesity medicine.

Eat well and maintain a healthy weight - new class series

September 24, 2014

Most of us have heard the term, “the obesity epidemic,” and we are affected by it each day. Some of us have had personal weight struggles or have watched a loved one struggle, and all of us have been affected by the food industry’s constant flood of conflicting nutrition and diet information.

Swedish Physician Named Bariatrician of the Year

November 07, 2013

Richard Lindquist, M.D. and medical program director of Swedish Weight Loss Services was named Bariatrician of the Year by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) in October.

Lindquist, who serves on the ASBP Board of Trustees, accepted the award in Denver during a ceremony attended by more than 500 obesity medicine specialists last month. Bariatrics is the branch of medicine responsible for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of obesity.

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