Your Health: Bariatric surgery, explained

If you’ve struggled to lose weight, you may be curious about bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery regulates the body’s appetite and energy storage to help patients lose weight and keep it off long-term.

Chris Bovos, Bariatric Coordinator at Shawnee Mission Health, discusses what makes an appropriate candidate, recovery time and the differences between surgical options. See if bariatric surgery is the right option for you.

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