1. Is Weight Loss Surgery Worth the Risks?
December 09, 2017
People often ask me if weight loss surgery is worth the risks involved. My stock response is, "It depends." There are some serious risks involved with this, or any, major surgical procedure. With weight loss surgery, however, the serious side effects suggest that one not take lightly.
Some of the Risks of Weight Loss Surgery Most doctors do not recommend bariatric surgery unless their patient has a BMI of 40 or more. For men, this translates to around 100 pounds overweight. For women, the measure is 80 pounds overweight. A second criterion is that the patient has tried and failed at die... (read more)
Author: Sara Dawson