In this video, we learn about obesity and weight issues in our society, and what is bariatric surgery.
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Dr. William McCarthy: Hello, I'm Dr. William McCarthy, the Medical Director of the NOVA ABC Weight Loss Clinic in Woodbridge, Virginia. Today we're answering questions about weight loss and our topic today is the role of bariatric surgery in weight loss. Male Speaker: What is that bariatric surgery? Dr. William McCarthy: Bariatric Surgery is a technique where a surgeon makes a change in the body's anatomy that will bring about weight loss. There are different types of bariatric surgery and what we can do is to help a person who may not be able to lose weight any other way or has medical problems that need to be treated but cant be by diet alone or exercise and/or combination or even medications and sure we may be the only answer.