Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Weight-loss surgery offers relief from a variety of health problems that are linked to obesity including:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes
- Coronary heart disease
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Respiratory problems
For some people, weight-loss surgery can be a life-saving option: More than 90 percent of morbidly obese patients with medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension no longer require medications to control their diseases.
Having bariatric surgery does not by itself guarantee successful weight loss - surgery is only one of many tools that will help you achieve your goals. Key factors to success include: following the diet, exercise, proper use of nutritional supplements, and the ongoing support of those who share this experience with you. We offer support groups that provide a sense of community, and provide information and encouragement during this life-altering time.