Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 6th, 2004
The brief, "Obesity-related Surgery in Pennsylvania," reports that the number of Pennsylvanians receiving gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of severe obesity has increased dramatically since 1999, according to figures released by PHC4. In 2003, 6,791 gastric bypass surgeries were performed in the state, up ten0-fold from 1999, when only 674 were performed. Between 1999 and 2003, the number of surgeons performing gastric bypass surgery increased from 31 to 84, and the number of facilities increased from 26 to 49.
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