In an Increasingly Obese Society, Bariatric Surgery Comes into Its Own

December 5, 2014 4:25 PM

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Patients are reading headlines such as, “Obesity Research Confirms Long-term Weight Loss Almost Impossible,” but what messages are they receiving from physicians and insurance companies?

While some individuals do successfully shed large amounts of weight through traditional means and keep it off indefinitely, they are a distinct minority. How are physicians tailoring advice to patients who will not successfully lose weight via methods such as diet, exercise, counseling and anti-obes...

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