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Weight-loss surgery


Weight loss surgery can help you lose weight over the long term. It can also lower your risk of medical problems, improve your quality of life and allow you to live longer.

Before deciding about surgery, it important to:

To learn more on your own, you can:

  • Click any of the article links above.
  • Select the "Weight-Loss Surgery" menu option above for more information on this subject.
  • Take the Weight-Loss Surgery Decision Aid.

If you have questions, please select the "Contact" menu option above.

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Review Date: 1/30/2018

Reviewed By: John E. Meilahn, MD, Bariatric Surgery, Chestnut Hill Surgical Associates, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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