What to know about bariatric surgery

Managing weight can be a lifelong struggle but obesity is a serious health threat. Bariatric surgery is one option for patients.

SEATTLE, WASH. - Managing weight can be a lifelong struggle for many people but obesity is a serious health threat.  Bariatric surgery is one option for some people that can significantly improve one's health and even save a life.

Dr. Jeffrey Hunter with the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Virginia Mason discusses the different procedures and the people who can benefit most from it.  His patient, Derek Stansbury, shares his story of losing 118 pounds since undergoing gastric bypass in December 2015.

For more information, or to find out if you're a candidate, visit www.virginiamason.org/bariatric-surgery.

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