Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery


Morbid obesity can lead to a shorter life and many life-threatening health problems. Studies show that the risk of an early death for those struggling with obesity is twice that of someone at a healthier weight. Many obesity-related health conditions may be improved or resolved with weight loss surgery. With treatment, there is a better chance for enjoying good health and a longer life. Weight loss surgery has been shown to reduce or resolve:

  • Migraines
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Depression
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Dyslipidemia hypercholesterolemia
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • GERD
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Venous stasis disease
  • Gout
  • Degenerative joint disease

Talk to your bariatric surgeon about potential health benefits of weight loss surgery specific to you.

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