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How to Know Whether Weight Loss Surgery is Right for You

The US has high numbers of obesity and the number one reason for that is unhealthy diets. Factors like stress, health conditions, and how much we sleep can make it harder to lose weight. A comprehensive approach is best and there are surgical and non-surgical options to consider.

Dr. Eric Volckmann is the Director of the University of Utah Health Bariatric Surgery Program as well as the Chief of Gastroesophageal and Bariatric Surgery. He explains how carrying too much weight can negatively affect our health and the different surgical and non-surgical treatments for weight loss. Dr. Volckmann breaks down which patients qualify for bariatric surgery and the importance of being well informed and motivated before they take that step.

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