A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has interesting findings about bariatric surgery.
KYW medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough reports over the past decade, bariatric surgery has become the second most common abdominal operation in the United States.READ MORE: West Philadelphia Residents Rally Against Construction Of Proposed High Rise Apartment Building
A University of Michigan study which looked at over 15,000 patients found that those hospitals which performed the highest number of bariatric or weight loss procedures had the lowest incidents of complications.READ MORE: As Philadelphia Returns To Normal, Small Businesses Have Simple Message: They're Still Hurting
Those with the fewest procedures had the highest rate of problems.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Two of the most common procedures in bariatric surgery are the gastric bypass and gastric band procedures.