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What are the benefits of bariatric surgery for morbid obesity?

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 percent of excess weight loss for 10 years and longer.

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