Penn State Health: Surgical Weight Loss

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A Franklin County woman wanted to lose weight, but everything she tried didn’t work. After careful consideration, Crystal Alexander began looking into bariatric surgery. This is Crystal’s story.

Dr. Ann Rogers, Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program at Penn State Health, joins us to learn more about Crystal’s journey and answer questions about who is a good candidate for bariatric surgery and weight management. .

Nearly 40% of adults in the United States are obese. In some cases, some patients need to lose weight before they can have further surgeries. This was the case for a man from North Hampton County. Rick Houston needed an operation for a hernia, but before that he needed to lose weight. Here is Rick’s story.

Dr. Eric Pauli, Division Chief of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery and Penn State Health joins us to discuss Rick’s story. Covering topics such as personalized medicine, hernias and advancements in the field.

Dr. Rodgers answers other questions from viewers, including diet after surgery, the importance of lifestyle changes to see results, and support available for patience after surgery.

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