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Considering weight loss surgery? A new tool offers a crystal ball
Los Angeles Times

Having surgery to lose weight is a big step, with a big price tag, medical risks, and a potentially dramatic change in lifestyle. But it’s showing signs of becoming an increasingly effective means not only of achieving substantial weight loss, but of improving metabolic problems and, over several years, driving down heart attack and stroke risk.

But there’s a bewildering range of weight-loss surgery procedures, and as they become more common, research is showing they have different surgical risks and rates of complications.