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Bariatric Surgery and the Obesity Battle
Health Leaders Media

Mounting concern over obesity in America has put the spotlight on bariatric surgery. Interest in this approach to weight-loss spiked between 2000 and 2004. The number of inpatient surgeries then began to decline from a high of 130,158 in 2004, according to the Agency for Health Quality Research.

Still, many hospitals and health systems find it important to offer the service for patients who cannot lose weight through diet and lifestyle changes.

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