Benefits of Surgery
Bariatric Surgery is known to be the most effective and long lasting treatment for morbid obesity and many related conditions. It can improve or resolve more than 30 obesity-related conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, hypertension and high cholesterol. According to years of research, the risks of living with morbid obesity outweigh the risks of having bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery increases lifespan, as compared to those who do not have surgery and patients may improve their life expectancy by up to 89% and reduce their risk of premature death due to weight related health conditions by 30 to 40%. Typically patients have maximum weight loss within 1-2 years after surgery and maintain a substantial weight loss, with improvements in obesity-related conditions (co-morbidities), for years afterwards.
Review the chart below to see how weight loss surgery can improve your health.
Enhanced Quality of Life after Bariatric Surgery
- Patients find that they have overall better quality of life after surgery: meeting the challenges (social, emotional, and psychological) that they faced before surgery becomes much easier.
- Patients begin to get around easier and feel confident in facing certain public situations.
- Patients feel better about themselves and their self-esteem improves. Others take on new hobbies, such as traveling, that they never thought were possible before surgery. Many patients feel they have a “new lease on life”.
- Patients can wear the clothes they want to wear, not the ones they have to wear.
- Patients can participate in activities with their families, such as going on amusement park rides, and enjoy everyday activities. Most patients notice improved levels of energy due to their weight loss. They feel they are no longer “carrying around an extra person”.