Obesity and Surgical Options

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The origins and treatment of obesity are both complex. For some individuals the benefits of surgery begin to outweigh the risks. On this Line One program we discuss the causes and treatment of obesity, particularly who are candidates for, and the risks and benefits of, the newer surgical options.
  • Justin Clark, MD served as a Major at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Hospital until 2016, where he was director of bariatric surgery and assistant director of trauma surgery. He currently practices at Anchorage Bariatrics. He became Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in 2014, and was inducted into the American College of Surgeons in 2015. He is also a participating member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.



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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, July 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, July 11, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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