Prof. Carel le Roux, MBChB, PhD
Professor le Roux is an expert in metabolic medicine and is currently a Professor of Experimental Pathology, University College Dublin. He is recognised as a world leader in metabolism and obesity.
Professor le Roux’s clinical focus is in the management of Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular risk and other metabolic disorders. Professor Carel le Roux has been published extensively and currently holds a number of editorial roles for journals in his field including, Clinical Obesity and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
In this episode we discuss:
- Obesity is a complex and chronic disease of the subcortical areas of the brain
- Metabolic, mechanical and mental complications of obesity.
- What’s the goal of treating obesity?
- In treating obesity “we’re not going for weight loss per se but for health gain. Surgery is not a weight loss treatment, it’s a health gain treatment”
- Evaluating the roles of various interventions: pharmacotherapy, surgery, lifestyle counselling, diet, etc.
- Mechanisms responsible for the various metabolic improvements that occur post-surgery
- “Personalised medicine should be about getting the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.”
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