Question of the Month: Gastric Bypass Surgery: Worth the Risk?

Jul 01, 2004

Making News

According to the Bariatric Surgery Clinical Research Consortium from the National Institutes of Health, bariatric surgical procedures have become well established in the treatment of extreme obesity since 1991. Experts estimate that 40,000 bariatric surgical procedures were carried out in the United States in 2001. That number is growing rapidly as desperate people give up on conventional ways to shed fat.

What do you think?

Do you believe there’s a point when a person has exhausted all traditional methods of weight loss and must turn to such an extreme measure?

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