The National Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one-third of adults living in America are suffering from obesity.
Sanford Health weight-loss surgeons are making efforts to change that.
The medical staff at Sanford hopes to increase awareness for surgical treatment options for those with a large excess of body weight.
Sanford Health in Bismarck is a nationally accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center that helps perform the procedure to get patients back on track with a healthier lifestyle.
(Steven Bock, MD) "The surgery is also a tool. It is not a magic bullet that the surgery alone solves everything. The tools are much more effective than anything else, and if the patients work well with us than they'll have a great outcome."
The procedures are minimally invasive and patients could be back to normally within a matter of days.