Weight loss surgery, some say, dates back to the 10th century when the King of Leon in Spain was dethroned because he was too overweight to ride a horse or pick up a sword.
But a more documented, well-known surgery in the medical community first took place in 1954.
The ultimate goal: to lose weight and treat the comorbidities that come with obesity, including diabetes.
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, has evolved from a procedure that involves making a large incision in a person’s abdomen, to today’s latest development: a non-surgical approach that’s performed endoscopically.
Doctors at the University of Miami Division of Bariatric Surgery will soon launch an Endo Bariatrics program that will consist of two procedures —