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What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery or obesity surgery or metabolic surgery – is a branch of medicine that deals with the research and treatment of obesity. The term comes from the Greek “baros” (weight) and the suffix “iatros” (doctor). The goal of bariatrics is to drastically and sustainably reduce body weight.

Updated on October 19, 2020

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