Obesity Management

A Clinical Casebook

  • Louis J. Aronne
  • Rekha B. Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Metabolic Syndrome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Caroline A. Andrew
      Pages 11-18
  3. Insulin Resistance Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Alpana Shukla, Lindsay Mandel
      Pages 21-29
    3. Alpana Shukla, Lindsay Mandel
      Pages 31-40
  4. Type II Diabetes and Obesity

  5. Psychiatric Medication-Induced Weight Gain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
  6. Behavioral Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Janet Feinstein
      Pages 71-78
  7. Bariatric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Beverly G. Tchang, Devika Umashanker
      Pages 87-94
  8. Pharmacotherapy for Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Katherine H. Saunders
      Pages 105-119
    3. Katherine H. Saunders
      Pages 121-126
  9. Genetic Syndromes with Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ana B. Emiliano
      Pages 129-138
    3. Ana B. Emiliano
      Pages 139-146
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 147-153

About this book


Comprised exclusively of clinical cases illustrating current strategies for obesity management across various types of conditions, this concise, practical casebook will provide obesity medicine specialists and all physicians who treat obesity with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat patients struggling with weight management. Each section includes a pair of cases that open with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management technique recommended and employed, as well as the case outcome and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Cases included in the first sections depict issues involved in obesity management in metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance syndromes, genetic predisposition, and type 2 diabetes. Subsequent sections present cases highlighting particular management strategies, such as psychiatric medication induced weight gain, behavioral interventions, bariatric surgery and pharmacotherapy for obesity.

Pragmatic and reader-friendly, Obesity Management: A Clinical Casebook is an excellent resource for physicians who treat overweight and obesity and the complications of these conditions.


Adipose tissue Bariatric surgery Behavioral intervention Cardiovascular disease Genetic syndromes Insulin resistance Metabolic syndrome Nutrition Obesity Polycystic ovary syndrome Prader Willi syndrome Type 2 diabetes Weight management

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis J. Aronne
    • 1
  • Rekha B. Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.NewYork–Presbyterian HospitalWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.NewYork–Presbyterian HospitalWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01038-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01039-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology