Subject Area

Health care policy

Description

This paper focuses on the efficiency and effectiveness that bariatric surgery provides as a treatment for the obesity epidemic that is ever-growing in our country. By taking into account scientific, ethnographical, scholarly, statistic-based, and various other forms of research, this paper argues for the widespread use of bariatric surgery for weight loss, decrease in obesity, and resolution of obesity comorbidities. This paper also focuses on the various factors that affect patient success in bariatric surgery, such as gaps in access, economic problems, psychological issues associated with the procedure, and more. Nevertheless, bariatric surgery, if these factors are taken into consideration, is a favorable option in treating morbid obesity and should be readily and enthusiastically utilized to treat this epidemic.

Publisher

Providence College

Date

Spring 2019

Type

Article

Format

Text

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Language

English

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Health Policy Commons

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