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Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Dr. Mark Colquitt answers many frequently asked questions in our Bariatric Surgery FAQs series.

What is the difference between obesity and morbid obesity?

What diseases are caused by obesity?

How common is obesity?

Why is morbid obesity now considered a disease?

How does the bariatric program at Fort Sanders Regional differ from other programs?

What is the first step once I am ready to make the commitment for bariatric surgery?

What does a commitment to having successful weight loss surgery mean for me?

What are the steps prior to bariatric surgery?

What happens after bariatric surgery?

What level of experience can I expect?

What support systems are available?

What are the different types of surgeries available?

When should I consider bariatric surgery?