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Do you know that obesity contributes to some of the leading causes of early and preventable death?*

Does your lifestyle put you at risk?

Can you benefit from bariatric surgery?

What are your weight management options?

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What are kidney stones?

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when there are high levels of certain substances in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 10 Americans will have a kidney stone in his or her lifetime, and each year more than half a million people visit emergency rooms for kidney stone problems — and the rates are rising.

Watch Northwell Health urologists Dr. Louis R. Kavoussi, chairman of Urology, Dr. David M. Hoenig and Dr. Zeph Okeke discuss what you should know about kidney stones, including:

  • Risk factors, including family history
  • Causes and kinds of stones
  • Ways to prevent stones
  • Which stones need to be treated
  • The best treatments for you based on size, location, composition and any other medical conditions you may have



is spent on preventing and treating obesity in the U.S.


adults in the U.S. are obese.


are at higher risk of obesity.

Now is the time to learn how managing your weight can improve your health and prevent many chronic diseases. Nonsurgical and surgical approaches to weight loss can benefit those with cardiovascular problems, type 2 diabetes, endocrine disorders, hypertension, orthopaedic issues and pulmonary problems (including sleep apnea).

Northwell Health Center for Weight Management and the Department of Bariatric Surgery offer programs and services to help you overcome obstacles to weight loss while improving your overall health and well-being. If you are ready to lose weight, we can help.

Call the Center for Weight Management at (516) 496-2662 to attend an informational session on getting started. Click here to register for a bariatric surgery seminar at our locations across Long Island and New York City.

As the lifetime risk of breast cancer has increased, early detection methods have become integral in identifying tumors before symptoms develop.

An estimated 83.6 million

American adults have one or more types of CVD.

40.8% of the U.S. population

will have some form of CVD by 2030.

An average of 2,150

Americans die each day from heart disease.
* According to the American Heart Association

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*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.