Invited Commentary| Volume 225, ISSUE 4, P608, April 2023

No excuses: Identifying barriers to post-bariatric surgery weight loss

Published:November 01, 2022DOI:
      The field of bariatric surgery is evolving each day and becoming available to more patients especially those of lower socioeconomic status. Because access to bariatric interventions has increased, so has the post-operative clinical demand requiring utmost efficiency amongst bariatric providers. Surgery alone will not result in durable weight loss; bariatric patients require continual counseling in order to reach their optimal weight loss. Every patient faces barriers to losing weight even after surgery. This is especially true among patients with lower socioeconomic status.
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