Month: October 2015


Industry Issues: Bariatric Health

With the healthcare costs of obesity on the rise, the bariatric segment represents a growing subfield of the industry. HealthAffairs.gov reports that in 1998, the medical costs of obesity were estimated at approximately $78.5 billion, with nearly $40 billion in additional spending reported in 2006. Today costs range from approximately $147 billion to $210 billion… Read more »