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Are you considering bariatric surgery to lose weight? Before you make a decision, find out more about the different types of weight loss surgery, the costs, the risks and about life after the procedure.

Weight Loss Surgery: Your Complete Guide
Learn everything you need to know to start the weight loss surgery process, including costs, risks, common concerns and more.

Is It Time to Choose the Weight Loss Surgery Option?
How do you know when it's time to consider bariatric surgery? Ask yourself these important questions before you move forward in the weight loss surgery process.

5 Things Your Doctor Should Tell You Before Weight Loss Surgery
A noted weight loss surgeon tells me what you should know before you decide to go under the knife.

Different Types of Surgery For Weight Loss
If you are thinking about undergoing weight loss surgery, you have plenty of options to consider. Learn more about the most common forms of weight loss surgery so that you can make the right choice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bariatric Surgery
Got a question about weight loss surgery?  I posed some of the most common questions to a weight loss surgeon and got the answers you need.

Life After Weight Loss Surgery: Does It Really Get Better?
Life after weight loss surgery might not be what you expect.  A weight loss surgeon reveals the issues that many patients confront after surgery.

What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
What happens during the recovery process after bariatric surgery?  Does life get better?  How long does it take to lose weight?  Get answers before you go under the knife.

Bariatric Surgery for People with Type 2 Diabetes
New rules and new research are making weight loss surgery more available to people with type 2 diabetes. Find out if it might be right for you.

Excess Skin After Weight Loss
Excess skin after weight loss is a problem for some formerly-obese people. A reader wants to know: Do people who lose a lot of weight always have extra or saggy skin?

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Weight Loss Surgery
Take this checklist with you to your next doctor's appointment.

Life After Gastric Bypass: Dumping Syndrome
Learn more about dumping syndrome, an unpleasant side effect experienced by gastric bypass patients.

Will My Gastric Bypass be Open or Laparascopic?
Learn the difference between gastric bypass performed via open or laparoscopic surgery.

Introduction to Gastric Bypass Surgery
Learn some basic information about what gastric bypass surgery is, its variations, and the effect it has on your eating habits.

Life After Lap-Band Surgery
Learn what you can expect after lap band surgery.

"Just the FAQs!": Gastric Bypass
Find out answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about gastric bypass, including how the procedure works, its risks, and more.

Gastric Bypass May Lengthen Lifespan
Recent research has shown that not only does gastric bypass lead to successful weight loss, it may also lengthen patients' lives. 

Scoring System Ranks Gastric Bypass Risk
A scoring system, developed by researchers at Duke University, will help patients and their doctors determine the risks of gastric bypass surgery.

Insurance and Paying for Gastric Bypass Surgery
Paying for gastric bypass surgery is a top concern for those who are candidates for the procedure. This article will help you learn more about insurance and paying for gastric bypass surgery.

Does Gastric Bypass Work?
Gastric bypass patients get the best results when surgery is followed up with healthy eating and regular physical activity.

Is Gastric Bypass Right for Me?
How do I know if gastric bypass is for me?

What does Gastric Bypass Surgery Actually Do?
What does the gastric bypass procedure do for its patients?

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