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When surgery may be the best weight loss option

Though diet and exercise are often touted as ways to keep the pounds off, weight loss surgery is the only effective and durable treatment for severe obesity and the medical conditions that are associated with weight. Ann M. Rogers, MD, director of the Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss Program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, explains what’s involved with weight loss surgery and why it’s the best option for certain patients.

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