Gastric bypass surgery improves as experience broadens

June 2005
New York Amsterdam News;6/16/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 25, p34
The article focuses on a study reported in the journal "Archives of Surgery," a publication of the American Medical Association, which states that with surgeons performing more gastric bypass operations, the results are improving and the risks decreasing. Gastric bypass surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is an option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. Gastric bypass surgery is not a quick fix for obesity. The surgery can take several hours and carries various risks and possible complications.


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