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# Bariatric surgery

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# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.”