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Weight Loss Surgery Doesn't Cut Health Costs



Bariatric surgery patients have lower costs for medication and physician's office visits up to six years later, but those savings are offset by more hospitalizations and hospital costs, health economists say.



1 comments on "Weight Loss Surgery Doesn't Cut Health Costs"
Michelle Vicari (2/27/2013 at 2:23 AM)

I had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. The 158 pound weight loss I achieved resolved all my health issues Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, High Blood Pressure, and a host of other obesity related health issues I was suffering with. I am off all 8 prescription medications I was on prior to surgery. I have not been to the doctor for anything more than routine check-ups in 6 1/2 years, a great savings to my insurance company but more importantly there's no price that can be put on the quality of life I have gained. Best decision I ever made.