What is the role of non-surgical treatments for weight loss?
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Male Speaker: What is the role for non-surgical or medical treatment for weight loss? Dr. William McCarthy: Well, first of all, not everybody qualifies for Bariatric Surgery. There are certain limitations that we have as far as BMI. Secondly, there are a number of people that have medical conditions that were preclude to having surgery. We also a lot of people don t want and in basic procedure, they don t want to take the risk of complications of surgery and so, they choose to have some form of a medical supervised weight program as opposed to a surgical approach to the problem. Also, we are seeing more and more that insurers are actually requiring people to undergo medical treatment prior to surgical treatment for weight loss.