Obesity is a disease that, especially when paired with other comorbidities, can pose significant risks to your health and can even prove fatal. During COVID-19, many factors have made it challenging for people battling obesity to manage their weight. In this segment of TriHealth’s Doctor On Call, George Kerlakian MD, medical director for TriHealth Weight Management, explains some of the factors that have proven challenging and talks about medical and surgical options that are available to help those who most at risk. He also provides re-assurance of the safety of visiting medical facilities such as TriHealth Weight Management, so patients can get the care they need immediately without putting themselves at risk for more serious complications.
Doctor on Call is a segment in partnership with WCPO-TV featuring TriHealth physicians answering medical questions submitted by viewers to WCPO. You can submit a question here.