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HealthGrades 2011 Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals

Bariatric surgery (weight‐loss surgery) is the only option that effectively treats morbid obesity in people for whom more conservative measures, such as diet, exercise, and medication have failed. The long‐term benefits of bariatric surgery include significant and sustainable long‐term weight loss, resolution of diabetes, reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, and decreased mortality.1 While the benefits [...]