Treatment of the Obese Patient

  • Robert F. Kushner
  • Daniel H. Bessesen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Physiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ofer Reizes, Stephen C. Benoit, Deborah J. Clegg
      Pages 3-22
    3. Antonio Verdejo-Garcia
      Pages 23-35
    4. Tannaz Vakilgilani, Sagen Zac-Varghese, Stephen R. Bloom
      Pages 37-55
    5. Peter R. Baker II, Jacob E. Friedman
      Pages 57-71
    6. Harry J. Flint, Sylvia H. Duncan, Petra Louis
      Pages 73-82
    7. Saverio Cinti
      Pages 83-95
    8. Michael Rosenbaum, Rudolph L. Leibel
      Pages 97-111
    9. Plamen D. Penev
      Pages 113-120
    10. Elisa Fabbrini, Faidon Magkos
      Pages 121-135
    11. Alexander D. Miras, Carel W. le Roux
      Pages 137-148
  3. Clinical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. E. Whitney Evans, Aviva Must
      Pages 151-166
    3. Daniel H. Bessesen
      Pages 167-187
    4. Jason Lillis, Rena R. Wing
      Pages 189-200
    5. Hollie A. Raynor, Shannon M. Looney
      Pages 201-214
    6. John M. Jakicic, Renee J. Rogers
      Pages 215-224
    7. Magdalena Pasarica, Steven R. Smith
      Pages 225-245
    8. Bruce M. Wolfe, George L. Blackburn, Vivian M. Sanchez
      Pages 247-253
    9. Adam Gilden Tsai, Raymond Carvajal, Patricia S. Hong, Amber D. Baxley, Thomas A. Wadden
      Pages 271-286
    10. Sarah E. Barlow, Sharonda Alston Taylor, Elisabeth Hastings, Beth H. Garland
      Pages 287-304
    11. Sonia Caprio, Mary Savoye
      Pages 305-322
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 323-336

About this book


This is a timely and informative updated volume for all health care providers challenged with helping patients manage weight. Similar to the well-reviewed first edition, Treatment of the Obese Patient, Second Edition is directed toward individuals who wish to read further about targeted topics, rather than find an introduction to the field. This second edition again provides insights into recent scientific advances in obesity research and provides the most up-to-date instruction about current treatment issues and strategies for both adults and children.

An essential, practical text that sorts, synthesizes, and interprets the latest information on obesity-related topics, Treatment of the Obese Patient, Second Edition, is an essential resource for clinical endocrinologists and other health care providers across a broad spectrum of specialties.



Bariatric surgery Diet Obesity Overweight Patient care Personality type diet Pharmacotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Kushner
    • 1
  • Daniel H. Bessesen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular MedicineNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.EndocrinologyUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1202-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1203-2
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