Why is bariatric surgery controversial?

Answer The Mayo Clinic estimates that one in three adult Americans is obese. Complications associated with obesity are numerous and sometimes life threatening. Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery is a possibl... Read More »

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How much is bariatric surgery?

On average, bariatric surgery costs between $20,000 and $25,000. Medical coverage for bariatric surgery varies, so consult with your insurance company to verify coverage and requirements when decid... Read More »

Who Qualifies for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is performed in some cases to help severely overweight patients meet their weight-loss goals. However, several criteria must be met before a... Read More »

What is bariatric surgery?

The best way to lose weight is through eating right and exercising regularly. Some who have gone that route just can't seem to lose the weight, and become frustrated and stop trying. For these peop... Read More »

What is the definition of bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is the technical term used to categorize weight loss surgery. Included in bariatric surgery are gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery and Lap-Band surgery, all of which a... Read More »