Bariatric surgery has proven to be not only the most successful method for weight loss, but is also accountable for the resolution or improvement of many other serious medical problems. For example, studies have shown a resolution of Diabetes in 83% of patients, and an 82% risk reduction for Cardiovascular disease. Also 72-98% of Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) is resolved, as well as 74-98% of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. There are several studies that are also showing a significant decrease in several cancers as well. Overall, there is a 30-40% reduction in 10-year mortality.
Your surgery is only the first step towards your successful weight loss. Follow-up with our medical team is critical to ensure you maximize your weight loss and that you do it safely. Lab work needs to be done periodically to monitor your nutrition and vitamin levels, and regular post-op visits are necessary to make sure you are on the right track in terms of your diet, exercise, and behaviors.
Morbid Obesity is associated with increased incidents of more than 65 medical illnesses that can be resolved or improved by Bariatric Surgery