The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, as well as orthopedic conditions. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. The obesity rate continues to rise with more than one in four Americans having a body mass index (BMI) over 30 and hundreds of thousands being considered morbidly obese with a BMI over 35. For the severely obese patient, traditional diet and exercise programs may have limited success. For these patients a physician directed program, including surgical interventions and/or medical management is a successful approach.
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