Did you know? Bariatric surgery is as safe as common procedures such as gall bladder surgery, hip replacement and hysterectomies. In fact, the mortality rate of .2 percent is lower than most elective operations performed today. Bariatric surgery also greatly increases success rates for people with chronic obesity in not only losing excessive weight, but also maintaining that weight and reducing the risk of associated chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Still, electing to undergo surgery can be a stressful decision. To help you make that decision, get the facts on bariatric surgery by watching this video from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery then discuss your options with your physician or contact TriHealth Weight Management to arrange for a consultation.