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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

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Many health benefits of bariatric procedures begin almost immediately after surgery and continue over time. Bariatric Surgery is known to be the most effective and long lasting treatment for morbid obesity and many related conditions, but now mounting evidence suggests it may be among the most effective treatments for metabolic diseases and conditions.

Potential benefits are:

  • Significant, sustained weight loss: Most patients lose weight rapidly and continue to do so until 18 to 24 months after the surgery.
  • Control type 2 diabetes, with some individuals actually seeing a complete remission of their diabetes.
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less sleep apnea (interrupted breathing during sleep)
  • Reduced joint pain; better mobility
  • Less heartburn (acid reflux)
  • Improved mood and self-esteem
  • More energy
  • Longer life

 

 

 

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