Bariatric Surgery

Benefits of bariatric surgery may outweigh risks for severely obese - American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
 
Statement Highlights:
  • Bariatric surgery is a viable option for patients who are severely obese and are safe surgical candidates who have failed medical therapy for losing weight.
  • When indicated, bariatric surgery often leads to long-term weight loss and significantly improved health.
  • While there are risks, bariatric surgery is considered a relatively safe procedure, especially in centers that perform many of the procedures.

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