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Reviews reflect patients' level of satisfaction with the care they received from this provider. Dr. Mark Perna xhas an overall rating of 4.8.

Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Mark Perna has the following 1 area of expertise and 1 specialty.

Bariatric Medicine

Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.

The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.

Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.

One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.


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Locations & Directions

University of Missouri Health Sciences Center

1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO 65201

Mercy Clinic General Surgery

1001 S Horsebarn Rd
Rogers, AR 72758

Mark John Perna MD

1000 W Nifong Blvd
Columbia, MO 65203

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