In June of 2013, obesity was recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association. Despite this significant step in the right direction, the fact still remains: only 1% of the clinically eligible population is being treated for morbid obesity through bariatric surgery.
Of Adults are Obese
Are Considered Morbidly Obese
More patients struggle with obesity than ever before – and unfortunately for many, diet and exercise alone simply aren’t enough. For many patients, bariatric surgery is an effective tool in overcoming this disease.