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Dr. Richard A Benavides has the following 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.
Dr. Richard A Benavides has the following 1 expertise
- Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
Dr. Richard A Benavides has 0 board certified specialties
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I lost some weight but as for the lap band, don't waste your money! I have gained all my weight back because the lap band wouldn't let me eat or drink so I had to have it loosened. As for any help in fixing it, nope. Now I want to try the sleeve but I can't see spending another $15,000 and it doesn't work. I want that full feeling and with the lap band it was the starvation because I couldn't eat without it coming back up!
Dr. Benavides is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Graduated in 1981
Scott & White Memorial Hospital
Dr. Richard A Benavides accepts the following insurance providers.
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsJacksonville Surgical Associates Llp, 7920 Belt Line Rd Ste 310, Dallas, TX
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