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Invited Commentary
March 2016

Bariatric Surgery—More Than Just an Operation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 2Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 3Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 4Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(3):232-233. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3396

Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment of morbid obesity with a proven survival benefit.1,2 To view bariatric surgery as simply a weight loss procedure is misguided and can lead to inappropriate expectations and potentially dangerous consequences.

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