What are the benefits of bariatric surgery for morbid obesity?

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The benefits of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery for morbid obesity are many, and research continues to evolve positively on this topic. Bariatric surgery tames hunger, enabling people to feel satisfied with small amounts of food. It helps to eliminate or prevent many medical problems, and improves mobility, energy, self-image and the ability to lead an active life. When accompanied by sensible behavioral changes of prudent nutritional choices and regular exercise, people who have had bariatric surgery achieve and maintain greater than 50% of excess weight loss for 10 years and longer.

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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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