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Bariatric surgery not just for weight loss

Susan Essoyan
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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
Tyrissa Barco plays with her 11-month-old daughter, Carlee, at their home in Waianae. Barco has lost more than 170 pounds after undergoing bariatric surgery in 2011.
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KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
Tyrissa Barco embraces her daughter, Carlee. Before Barco had the surgery, her doctor said she would not be able to bear a child.