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Does weight loss surgery work for everyone?

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Weight loss surgery is lifesaving for some people, taking off pounds that have hurt their health. But it's not right for everyone who has a lot of weight to lose.

If you're thinking about it, talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks, and whether it's a good idea for you.

From: Pros and Cons of Weight Loss Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 9, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Hedley, A. June 16, 2004. The Journal of the American Medical Association,

Rand, C. September 1991. International Journal of Obesity,

Virji, A. , April 15, 2006. American Family Physician

Brethauer, S. November 2006. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,

Buchwald, H. Oct. 13, 2004. The Journal of the American Medical Association,

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity."

Collazo-Clavell, M. October 2006. Mayo Clinic Proceedings,

Shah, M. 2006. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,

Malinowski, S. April 2006. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences,

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 9, 2017

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