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Source: Long Island MD News
Bariatric surgery has come a long way since its inception in the 1950s, becoming more widely accepted among patient populations and the medical community at large. With obesity and extreme obesity on the rise in the United States since 1980, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, new weight-loss treatments and bariatric surgical techniques have been introduced to better care for patients who are trying to reach a healthier weight.
“People who have a BMI of 35 with comorbidities or those with a BMI of 40 or greater should definitely look into bariatric surgery and other treatment options,” Dr. Buchin says. “Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery has allowed for huge advancements in the field, with less pain, smaller incisions and shorter recovery times for patients.”
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