Weight Loss Surgery – A Last-Ditch Option that Saves Lives

We hear about people having weight loss surgery – having their ‘stomach stapled’, and so on – with a kind of horrified fascination. What could drive someone to do a thing like that? For the vast majority of people, weight loss surgery is not in the books – if your weight problem is mild to […]

The High Costs of Gastric Bypass Surgeries

Today, one out of every five adult American men and one out of every four adult American women are obese. Most of them just need to improve diet and exercise. But about 170,000 per year are having gastric bypass surgery to lose weight. The operation is not inexpensive. The average asking price is $38,700. While […]