Is bariatric surgery a guarantee for permanent weight loss?

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Bariatric surgeries do not guarantee weight loss, but should be used as a weight loss tool, according to Ernest Rehnke, MD, in bariatrics and general surgery at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Learn more in this video.
While bariatric surgery causes immediate weight loss, it's not permanent unless you follow these guidelines, says surgeon Dilendra Weerasinghe, MD, of Fawcett Memorial Hospital. In this video, he outlines steps you must take. 

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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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