There are many types of bariatric surgery so it is important to research which one is right for you. Since the surgery is invasive, it should be considered only after extensive exercise and a revamped diet. Even then, this surgery may not be for you. In this video, Dr. Roshini Raj discusses who is eligible for this surgery and who should consider a different treatment approach.
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