Professor promotes surgical weight loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A professor at Vanderbilt University says many people are unaware or afraid of surgical weight loss.

Dr. Ronald Clements, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss, said numerous studies show the safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery as a solution to morbid obesity.

The center is developing an online education seminar for prospective patients to take privately at home. The seminar expedites consultation between patient and doctor.

Clements said doctors don't face competition from other surgeons, they face competition from ignorance and fear.

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