5 things you didn't know about bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery
is a procedure performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss. It is done to lose excess weight and reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including: 

In this video, bariatric surgeon and Northside's medical director of bariatric surgery, Dr. Charles Procter, explains five things patients may not know when considering bariatric surgery.

Learn more about bariatric surgery and other medical weight loss programs at Northside.

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