Each year, about 40,000 severely overweight Americans undergo drastic abdominal surgery on a voluntary basis. The procedure, known as "bariatric surgery," reconfigures a patient’s stomach and small intestine so he eats less, and absorbs less of what he does eat. A panel of guests talks about determining who are appropriate candidates for the surgery, and the risks and benefits most patients experience.

Guests

  • Robert Altman bariatric surgery patient
  • Dr. William Marcus surgeon
  • Dr. Arthur Frank Medical Director of the George Washington University weight management program

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Islam, Extremism And The Role of Women

Tuesday, Mar 31 2015A Somali-born author and activist says a reformation of Islam is needed to address extremism and mistreatment of women. Diane and guests discuss the ongoing debate over the roots of Islamic extremism and the role of women in the Muslim world.