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  • Dr. Stacy Brethauer consults with a patient considering bariatric surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Brethauer says bariatric surgery should be an option for more patients, rather than relying on outdated qualifications that are solely based on body mass index.
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Dr. Stacy Brethauer consults with a patient considering bariatric surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Brethauer says bariatric surgery should be an option for more patients, rather than relying on outdated qualifications that are solely based on body mass index.
  • Dr. Stacy Brethauer, right, performs bariatric surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is urging referring physicians and insurance companies to more widely adopt new standards so that more patients can receive the treatment they need to prevent obesity related diseases like diabetes from becoming worse.
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Dr. Stacy Brethauer, right, performs bariatric surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is urging referring physicians and insurance companies to more widely adopt new standards so that more patients can receive the treatment they need to prevent obesity related diseases like diabetes from becoming worse.
  • Shaun Rogers is able to stay active and healthy after dropping 120 pounds. Shaun didn’t think his BMI was high enough to qualify for bariatric surgery, but experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say offering surgery as an option to patients with lower BMIs can prevent obesity related diseases like diabetes from advancing.
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Shaun Rogers is able to stay active and healthy after dropping 120 pounds. Shaun didn’t think his BMI was high enough to qualify for bariatric surgery, but experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say offering surgery as an option to patients with lower BMIs can prevent obesity related diseases like diabetes from advancing.
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