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Is gastric bypass surgery an option for weight loss?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery or bariatric surgery is an option for weight loss after diet and exercise have failed. A amazing amount of weight will be lost over the first year and massive amounts of skin may be left hanging. Many serious medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, increased cholesterol, and sleep apnea may be greatly improved.

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