New Interactive Medical Case: Making the Connection

Posted by • January 30th, 2017

In the case, “Making the Connection,” a 41-year-old man with hyperlipidemia and a history of morbid obesity since childhood was referred to a surgeon for a weight-management consultation and consideration of bariatric surgery. The patient had tried dieting on his own and had also tried several commercial weight-loss programs with little long-term success. Can you accurately assess this patient?

Interactive Medical Cases are online simulations based on a real patient’s experience of illness. You follow interactive steps through an evolving patient’s history, diagnosis, and management, from presentation to outcome.

Browse the list of previous Interactive Medical Cases. Try one or all 44!

2 Responses to “New Interactive Medical Case: Making the Connection”

  1. w martin says:

    What is his BMI?

    Does he have glucose intolerance?

    Are there any contraindications to bariatric surgery?

    What are the patient<s concerns?

  2. w martin says:

    I would ask him to consider bariatric surgery.