Often, dieting and exercise alone cannot successfully treat morbid obesity. Therefore, an increasing number of people are choosing an alternative approach – morbid obesity surgery. AtlantiCare’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness uses two surgical methods considered effective by the National Institutes of Health:
While each candidate for morbid obesity surgery is considered individually, the following are general guidelines:
Inability to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting.
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