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A study shows a weight loss average of 50 kilos after 14 years, more than half of the excess weight of the patients before performing bariatric surgery. An analysis done by the Dartmouth Medical School found that the gastric bypass operation could increase life time two or three years longer than the average. Due to these successes, the volume of operations in the United States has tripled in recent years, from less than 20,000 in 1995 to more than 60 thousand this year. This increase is due to the growing number of obese Americans that there are in the country, improvements in surgery techniques, the testimonials of celebrities who carried out surgery and boast their successes, and the desire for the insurers to pay for the surgery as a cheaper alternative, instead of paying for all the costs of the health care arising from complications arising from obesity. These surgeries usually cost $ 20,000 in the United States, or a little more.

Both types of operations carry risks, as any surgery. One in every 100 to 200 patients dies due at the time of surgery or complications. Many patients have nutritional deficiencies and some will need subsequent surgeries to reconstruct her body after so severe weight loss. And while they lose many kilos, many patients are still above their ideal weight. Surgery is recommended only for those severely obese people (100 pounds or more for men, 80 extra pounds in women) or if they have no morbid obesity, but being overweight cause them health problems such as diabetes. Conclusion: Surgery is the last resort for those who can not lose weight with any other method. Goodbye obesity offers an alternative to all those people with obesity and have medical complications related to being overweight.

February 13th, 2017 News Tags: , , Comments Off on United States

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