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Benefits

The benefits of a bariatric surgery extend far beyond weight loss and include many positive outcomes:

  • Improved Physical Health
    Within one year after surgery, 96 percent of bariatric-surgery patients realize significant improvement or the complete resolution of obesity-related medical conditions including: Type II diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, reflux, degenerative joint disease, heart disease and obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Improved Life Expectancy
    Compared to a normal weight individual of comparable age, a 25 year old morbidly obese male can expect a profound loss of life expectancy of 12 years. Likewise, a five year follow-up study shows that weight loss surgery reduces a patients relative risk of death by 89 percent. Another study demonstrates that obese patients having bariatric surgery and nine times more likely to be alive than comparable patients that did not choose surgery.
  • More Active Lifestyle
    Weight loss can bring on a whole new enthusiasm that leads to increased interest in family activities, social events and hobbies that were not considered an option pre-surgery. With large amounts of weight lost, patients have the ability and confidence to participate in physical activities.
  • Improved Mental Health
    After weight-loss surgery, patients begin to feel better about themselves and have a higher self-esteem. Many patients gain a new outlook on life that allows them to be open to new experiences and try new adventures that they would not have considered pre-surgery.