Bariatric surgery: risks and rewards.

  title={Bariatric surgery: risks and rewards.},
  author={Walter J. Pories},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={93 11 Suppl 1},
CONTEXT Over 23 million Americans are afflicted with severe obesity, i.e. their body mass index (in kilograms per square meter) values exceed 35. Of even greater concern is the association of the adiposity with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiopulmonary failure, asthma, pseudotumor cerebri, infertility, and crippling arthritis… CONTINUE READING