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5 News Fights Obesity: Extra Pounds Can Complicate Surgery
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 30, 2012 @ 7:21PM
Created on November 30, 2012 @ 6:33PM
5 News Fights Obesity continues this week with Dr. John Adeniyi from United Hospital Center. He alerts us to a danger stemming from obesity that you probably didn't know about. We know it's bad for your health, it can lead to diabetes, but you're also at risk for more complications if you ever have to get surgery. Click on the video link above to hear the answers to the following questions:
- Why is surgery more dangerous for obese people?
- What are the effects of obesity related complications on the cost of healthcare?
- Who is eligible for weight loss surgery?

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