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Hip With the Times - July 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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9 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 1 7 T he bariatric surgery boom? It's pretty much gone belly- up. Even as the nation's obesity problem continues to expand, surgical weight-loss procedures have remained flat. Over the past 4 years, annual case volumes have increased by just 5%, a barely perceptible rise. Surgeons perform about 200,000 weight-loss procedures each year — that's only 1% to 2% of obese patients who are eligible for surgery. But where some see a sagging market, others see a renaissance. The reason for their optimism? Their excitement over these 5 relatively new and promising treatment options. Could these 5 procedures revitalize weight-loss surgery? Stacy Brethauer, MD Cleveland, Ohio • PLENTY OF OPTIONS Stacy Brethauer, MD, seen here performing a gastric bypass at the Cleveland Clinic, says less invasive weight-loss procedures bridge the gap between medical treatments and complex surgery. Bullish on Bariatrics Steve Travarca, Cleveland Clinic

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