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Weight loss surgery can help you lose weight. It can also lower your risk of medical problems, improve your quality of life and allow you to live longer.

Before deciding about surgery, it important to:

To learn more on your own, you can:

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  • Select the "Weight-Loss Surgery" menu option above for more information on this subject
  • Take the Weight-Loss Surgery Decision Aid

If you have questions, please select the "Contact" menu option above.

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Review Date: 2/1/2016

Reviewed By: Ann Rogers, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery; Director, Penn State Surgical Weight Loss Program, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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