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#Bariatric surgery

From TheJournal.ie This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions Bariatric Surgery

This surgery could help solve Ireland's obesity crisis and save the country billions

A group of doctors say that, for many people, prevention methods are already too late and other interventions are needed.

From TheJournal.ie More than €4.5 million was spent on liposuction in public hospitals since 2009 Lipo

More than €4.5 million was spent on liposuction in public hospitals since 2009

The number of people receiving the surgery has increased by 50% since 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people Obesity

Over €1 million spent last year on surgeries for morbidly obese people

Ireland is on course to become the fattest nation in Europe within 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is carrying out less than one weight loss surgery a week Bariatric Surgery

Ireland is carrying out less than one weight loss surgery a week

“The funding for more surgery just isn’t there. But there is the need and we’ve identified the need.”