Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric Surgery Success by Obesity Subtype

What if a test could predict how well bariatric surgery would help you lose weight? Learn about these four obesity subtypes and what they can tell you.

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Gastric Bypass: A Silver Bullet for Diabetes Remission?

About three-fourths of people with type 2 diabetes who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery experienced remission of their diabetes within a year.

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Birth Control Options After Baratric Surgery

If you're planning to get weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

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Weight Loss Surgery Wait Times Rise Dramatically

People who are eligible for weight loss surgery are waiting longer and longer for the potentially life-saving procedures to help them safely lose weight.

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Weight Loss Surgery May Reduce Cancer Risk

Obese patients who get weight-loss surgery may see a significant reduction in their risk or certain hormone-related cancers, according to this study.

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Weight-Loss Surgery Can Lead to Alcohol Abuse

Weight-loss surgery may increase the risk of developing a drinking problem. Learn more about the research on this connection.