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Bariatric Surgery Remains Significantly Underutilized

Bariatric Surgery Remains Significantly Underutilized

According to the article Bariatric Surgery Remains Significantly Underutilized by Dr. Ninh Nguyen published in the May 2014 issue of Connect the official news magazine for ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery), it is estimated that bariatric surgery is only being performed on approximately 1 percent of surgically eligible patient population.

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Happy 50th Anniversary Castle Medical Center

Happy 50th Anniversary Castle Medical Center

In 2005, Dr. Fowler teamed up with Castle Medical Center  and since then has done over 1,000 bariatric procedures at Castle. Aloha Surgery works closely with Castle’s Surgical Weight Loss Institute and has developed the busiest and most successful bariatric program on the island to date.

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1 in 5 Americans Die from Obesity

1 in 5 Americans Die from Obesity

After hearing the news about 1 in 4 Hawaii adults are obese, it is no surprise to hear that 1 in 5 Americans die from obesity in the recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

According to the online article from Bariatric News, One in Five Americans Die From Obesity, Obesity-related mortality accounts for 18% of deaths among Americans between the ages of 40 to 85.

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