© 2019

Obesity Management

A Clinical Casebook

  • Louis J. Aronne
  • Rekha B. Kumar
  • A case-based, practical guide to common themes and strategies in obesity management across various conditions

  • Discusses metabolic and insulin resistance syndromes, type 2 diabetes, as well as behavioral interventions, bariatric surgery and pharmacotherapy

  • An excellent resource for practicing endocrinologists and primary care physicians


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

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

About the editors

Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, DABOM, Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research, Comprehensive Weight Control Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA

Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS, DABOM, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Comprehensive Weight Control Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Obesity Management
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Casebook
  • Editors Louis J. Aronne
    Rekha B. Kumar
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-01038-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-01039-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 153
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Primary Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This is a unique book that that provides concise, pragmatic, case-based patient vignettes addressing assessment and management issues related to patients presenting with obesity. … Overall, this book is very interesting, and it contains insights and treatment strategies from experts in the field. It is unique as a clinically based casebook and contains important and practical information for seasoned clinicians.” (Robert Kushner, Doody's Book Reviews, May 03, 2019)