How has bariatric, or weight-loss surgery, evolved over the last 10 years?

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Weight-loss surgery has been around for more than 45 years, and it has evolved immensely since first introduced. In the past 10 years, the procedures have become more minimally invasive. In other words, the operations are not performed through large, open incisions. The minimally invasive nature of these “keyhole” surgeries means they have become very low-risk procedures when performed by an experienced physician and at an accredited program such as South Miami Hospital’s Weight-loss Surgery Program.

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Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight loss surgery procedures, including liposuction, gastric bypass, gastric botox and Lap Band surgery are viable options for those needing help with excessive weight loss. But they aren't without their risks. Weight loss surge...

ry procedures should only be performed on individuals for whom regular diet, exercise and medication didn't prove effective. Check out the answers below for more information on how weight loss surgery has advanced over time and which one might be best for you.
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