Health Beat: Bariatric Surgery to Prevent COVID-19 Complications

Benita Zahn
Created: November 02, 2020 01:57 PM

Elective surgery was put on hold during the height of the pandemic. Now that it's resumed, there's a particular type of surgery seeing great interest -- bariatric surgery. The procedure known as gastric bypass helps the morbidly obese shed weight. It's now well-documented that obesity raises your risk of complications, even death, if you contract COVD-19. Joining me now is Dr. Jessica Zaman, a bariatric surgeon at Albany Med.

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