Tackling obesity as a medical problem is complex and requires someone with specialized knowledge who is both trained and capable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects close to 40 percent of American adults, which makes it a widespread and pervasive issue. Obesity is linked to many different health problems and conditions, such as colon cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and stroke. In February 2019, 729 physicians passed the board certification of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and Dr. Christopher McGowan of NEW You Weight Loss was one of those physicians.
Passing the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) means that the physician has a strong sense of evidence-based practices in order to help patients who are struggling with their weight, and is essentially now a specialist in the field. Not only can a doctor with an ABOM certification be an asset to patients, he or she also has the knowledge to help other physicians and hospitals when it comes to obesity treatment.
Dr. Christopher McGowan can now add this board certification to two others, as Dr. McGowan is also board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Being triple board-certified allows Dr. McGowan to have a unique perspective when it comes to gastroenterology, internal medicine, and obesity treatment and medicine. As these three areas are indeed related, he can better help find solutions for patients who may be struggling with multiple comorbidities.
When it comes to specific weight loss treatments, Dr. McGowan was the first physician in the Carolinas to offer and perform Obalon and The AspireAssist weight loss procedures and was one of the first physicians in the country to offer Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG). Dr. McGowan is also STAR certified in endoscopic suturing by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy. His medical degree hails from Jefferson Medical College, and he completed his Internal Medicine residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
If you need more information on weight loss procedures offered by NEW You Weight Loss, or simply want a consultation to learn more about what your weight loss options are, request an appointment with Dr. McGowan and the team at NEW You Weight Loss today.