Foodfacts.com members know that good nutrition and proper eating habits are essential to a balanced lifestyle and the avoidance of excessive weight. Unfortunately, morbidly obese individuals who have been unsuccessful in losing weight through diet and exercise are candidates for weight-loss surgery, known medically as bariatric surgery.
Several procedures are available, but whichever technique is considered, it is important that the surgeon, the operating room team, the post-operative staff and the hospital where the procedure is performed all be highly experienced and adhere to the highest standards of care.
It is essential to know and understand the available options, check the ratings of the bariatric surgery program, speak with a board certified surgeon, and not be shy about asking questions.
Source: Shawn Garber, M.D., FACS, Chief of Bariatric Surgery, Mercy Medical Center
Long Island (NY) Health & Wellness Forum
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