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Substantial Weight Three Years After Bariatric Surgery for Severely Obese Individuals


Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

JAMA Study #3912

Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study co-authored by Dr. Anita Courcoulas, Director of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery at UPMC that is showing the positive effects of weight loss surgery

even after an extended amount of time.Most patients have seen a significant improvement in weight loss, keeping the weight off, as well as improvement in diabetes, lipids, and blood pressure at the three year mark.

» Watch the Jama Report video now for more details about the study and to hear one woman’s incredible story.

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Bariatric Surgery

If you’re struggling with obesity and you’re ready to lose weight, the UPMC bariatric surgery team can help you find a healthier, happier you. Our multidisciplinary approach includes personalized care from all our team members — before, during, and after your surgery. You could be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you are 80 to 100 pounds overweight or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40. Learn more about the UPMC Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Read More