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Morbid Obesity [electronic resource]: Probable Cure?

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Antonio Biello wants to walk again. Jean-Pierre Allard wants his son to see how energetic he once was. And Vanessa Hull simply hopes not to be dead before 30. Three people of different worlds, yet inextricably linked to a condition that Dr. Nicholas Christou says is poised to spread more rapidly than smoking-morbid obesity. This clinical program follows the three as they each seek an answer in the form of gastric bypass surgery. Medical professionals explain the physiology of obesity and argue the effectiveness of the procedure, and weight-loss surgery advocates analyze the ever-existing social stigmas against obese people. Contains explicit nudity.
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48 min.
Portions in French with English subtitles
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Probable cure?
  • Morbidly Obese Male (5:04)
  • Stigma of Morbid Obesity (4:03)
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery (2:45)
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Explained (2:19)
  • Bariatric Surgery (3:40)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (3:50)
  • Day After Gastric Bypass Surgery (2:41)
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery (6:35)
  • Costs of Obesity (2:41)
  • High-Risk Patients (2:58)
  • Post-Surgical Weight Loss (4:18)
  • Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery (4:56)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
Publisher no.
33552 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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