Maintaining an ideal weight includes exercising and eating a healthy diet, but for some people, these measures may not be effective on their own. Bariatric surgery is becoming a more widely accepted option for people who have excess weight and have tried everything else.
“Since the onset of minimally invasive procedures for weight loss, it has become a much safer procedure,” said Dr. Tammy Fouse, a general surgery resident at Affinity Medical Center. “Studies show it’s a safer procedure than having your gallbladder removed.”
Surgery may reduce the risks associated with other health conditions associated with excess weight, which can help save money on medication costs.
Read more about bariatric surgery progress and weight-loss trends on IndeOnline.com.