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#Bariatric surgery

# bariatric-surgery - Thursday 5 October, 2017

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.

# bariatric-surgery - Monday 14 August, 2017

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.

# bariatric-surgery - Monday 24 July, 2017

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.

# bariatric-surgery - Thursday 13 July, 2017

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.”