If you were to ask what patients gain from bariatric surgery, you’d get a lot of different answers: a longer life expectancy, a healthier quality-of-life, the ability to be more active with family, or a more selective wardrobe. However, change the question to “what do they lose” and most people will respond the same way: “weight.”
We’re here today to show you the benefits of bariatric surgery by highlighting what you lose after bariatric surgery.
Even though it’s the most obvious benefit, it bears repeating. Bariatric surgery counteracts the effects of obesity by helping control portions and promote healthy habits. Losing weight is just the first step on our list of bariatric surgery benefits!
29.1 million people in the United States suffer from Type 2 diabetes, a disease that can be attributed to excess bodyweight. Since 35% of the nation’s adult population suffers from obesity, oftentimes the two conditions coincide.
Obesity and diabetes are correlated, which means that curing one can help to cure the other. As a matter of fact, bariatric surgery improves type 2 diabetes in 90% of patients and leads to remission in 78% of people!
After weight loss surgery, you might be able to put away your insulin…for good!
One of the long-term benefits of bariatric surgery is that it actually saves patients money. Between excessive medical costs, weight-loss program fees, specialty diet food prices, and other related expenses, the dollars add up quickly.
Patients who undergo weight loss surgery can avoid these pesky costs! With the right type of insurance, surgery costs will be covered as well.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 40% of cancers are linked to obesity. Don’t worry; there’s good news! You can lessen that risk by maintaining a healthy BMI. When bariatric surgery helps a person lose weight, it also reduced their risk for associated cancers!
Excess weight can lead to difficulty breathing while sleeping, otherwise known as sleep apnea. Usually, apnea is treated with a CPAP – a facemask that aids in breathing while sleeping.
Many patients find their sleep apnea cured after surgery, allowing them to sleep easier!
One of the strongest benefits of bariatric surgery is that it helps ease some patient worries. Obesity causes a variety of problems, affecting life-expectancy, the ability to interact with family and friends, and overall mental health. These can weigh heavy on a person and cause added stress and anxiety.
Weight loss surgery doesn’t only help people reach a healthy BMI; it helps give them peace of mind. After receiving a procedure, we often see patients’ quality of health (and quality of life) skyrocket.
At University Bariatrics, we’re here to help our patients live the healthy, happy lives they desire. We offer the safest, most effective bariatric procedures: the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional surgery to name a few.
Dr. Mehran is a leader in bariatric medicine and takes great pride in providing only the best for his patients. His staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and as equally devoted to patient happiness! Start your weight-loss journey with us today at https://www.universitybariatrics.com/contact-us/