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    Who's a Candidate

    Is Bariatric Surgery right for you?

    It is always best to lose weight through a healthy diet and regular physical activity. But if you’re among those who have tried and can’t lose the excess weight that’s causing your health problems, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery may be an option. Bariatric surgery changes the anatomy of the digestive system to limit the amount of food you can eat and digest. It is a tool which can provide long-term, consistent weight loss together with ongoing behavior changes like changing what you eat and becoming more active. Bariatric surgery is not for everyone with obesity. It is a major procedure that poses risks and side effects and requires permanent changes in your lifestyle.

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