Studies show that bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y), and sleeve gastrectomy surgery can significantly eliminate or reduce health problems associated with morbid obesity.
There are several major benefits to weight loss surgery, including:
Improvement or Resolution of other health issues
Besides weight loss, an important benefit of surgery is improvement and possible resolution of many adverse medical conditions that existed prior to surgery.
Other medical conditions potentially improved by surgical weight loss:
- Adult-onset or type II diabetes
- Congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy
- Depression and poor self-esteem
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol and triglycerides
- Musculoskeletal disability (e.g., knee or back pain)
- Pregnancy and infertility problems
- Sleep apnea
- Stomach reflux
- Urinary incontinence
- Venous insufficiency and ankle swelling
Improved Quality of Life
In addition to remarkable improvements in physical health, most patients have significantly higher energy levels for daily exercise, resulting in a sense of hope and increased self-confidence. As you lose significant weight, everyday activities will no longer leave you short of breath. Because of your weight loss, your self-confidence, body image, self-esteem, mood, and energy level may drastically improve. Many surgical weight loss patients feel more competent in all areas of life, including job performance.