"If the gynecologist is the gatekeeper of a woman's health, that means it's our responsibility to say, 'Hey, you're having some problems with your weight. Are you exercising enough? Are you eating well?' said Paka. But sometimes so many illnesses are occurring at the same time, she added, "that though I don't think it should be what we run to, bariatric surgery is an option that needs to be available."
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