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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a chronic health condition that is very difficult to treat. Many individuals have made serious attempts to lose weight through diet, exercise, and medically supervised weight loss programs, but have failed. In these cases, bariatric surgery is performed as a last resort treatment option. Choosing to undergo a weight loss procedure is not the easy way to weight loss, but for most it is literally a life-saving step.

For people suffering from severe complications associated with obesity, bariatric surgery can provide a safe option and second chance to reverse the effects of these conditions. Surgical intervention can help people with severe obesity lose a substantial amount of excess weight, reduce the amount of obesity-related diseases, increase physical mobility, extend life expectancy, and improve quality of life.

For most patients, the weight loss surgery resolves or significantly improves:

Bariatric surgery is the most effective therapy available for severe obesity and its complications.
  • Type 2 diabetes;
  • High blood pressure;
  • High cholesterol;
  • Heart disease;
  • Obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Pain in weight bearing joints
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Conception

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bariatric surgery is the only safe and effective treatment that has been proven to provide sustained and substantial relief from chronic, severe obesity and many obesity related conditions. Bariatric surgery has also dramatically increased in safety due to advances in medical techniques and long-term outcomes have proven to be beneficial, and for many of these patients, the benefits are dramatic.

We are proud of our program here at Lourdes that has a proven success rate and low complication rates.

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