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Ask the Doctor: Does bariatric surgery have long-lasting benefits?

Ask the doctor Q. Iím very overweight, and my doctor has been urging me to consider bariatric surgery. Iím worried that, like the diets Iíve tried, it will work for a while and then stop working. Am I being too cautious? A. Bariatric surgery involves any of several different surgical procedures on the stomach and intestine designed to reduce the calories your body absorbs from the food you eat. It…

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