Show: To Your Good Health Radio w/ Dr. David Friedman
Michael Jay Nusbaum, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Childhood Obesity and Healthy Lifestyle Choices
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 17%, or 12.5 million American children and teens are already so. The problem is not confined to our country alone. However, out of 40 countries surveyed, America landed the number one spot on the list of the "fattest countries." Is the solution to this epidemic to remove severely obese children from their homes and place them in foster homes? Dr. Michael Jay Nasbaum, Medical Director of The Obesity Treatment Centers of New Jersey, works with young patients on a daily basis he joins the show to share how NOT to become a statistic!
Dr. Michael Jay Nusbaum, MD, FACS, FASMBS trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and was fortunate to have been trained by Dr. Lubomyr Kuzmak (the inventor of the adjustable gastric band) among other highly regarded surgeons. Dr. Nusbaum began his surgical career at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in early 1998. He started the Laparoscopic Bariatric Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2000 and was the first surgeon to successfully perform a laparoscopic gastric bypass there. He was also the first surgeon to perform a laparoscopic gastric banding at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Since then, he has performed well over 2,000 laparoscopic gastric bypasses and over 1,500 laparoscopic gastric banding procedures (Lap Band and Realize Band).
Dr. David Friedman