- Topic Info:More than 60 million Americans are considered obese. When diet and exercise does not work, surgery may become an option.
Weight loss surgery, otherwise known as, bariatric surgery has become a viable treatment option these days, especially to those individuals that are considered morbidly obese.
The goal of bariatric surgery is to limit the caloric intake and can sometimes have hormonal benefits to help decrease appetite.
This form of surgery is not intended to be an "easy way out." Find out if you or a loved one may be a candidate for weight loss surgery and what you can expect before, during and after surgery.