Benefits to Surgery
Today, bariatric surgery is helping thousands of individuals live healthier, longer lives. Although it depends on the patient and procedure, many will not only lose a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery, but also reduce the other health risks associated with obesity.
- Following surgery, the average bariatric patient loses and keeps off 50-75% of excess body weight.
- Many of the health risks associated with obesity like heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, cancer, and diabetes are reduced by as much as 95-100%.
Despite the positive results, patients considering weight loss surgery need to know that there is no quick fix when it comes to losing weight. Bariatric surgery requires willpower and a commitment to making significant lifestyle changes.