Jacobi Medical Center sees rise in bariatric surgeries

Doctors say they perform about five surgeries a

Doctors say they perform about five surgeries a week in the Bronx. (March 7, 2014 3:46 PM)

More and more people in the Bronx are willing to go under the knife in order to achieve a healthy weight.

Jacobi Medical Center doctors say they're performing bariatric surgeries on about five patients a week. They offer three kinds of operations, but gastric bypass is the most common across the country.

Surgeons say they’re helping people get rid of medical problems such as diabetes,...

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