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Bariatric Surgery Program Benefits

Last Updated 8/5/2011 10:32:41 AM


When people think of bariatric surgery program benefits, they tend to think of cosmetic issues first. When combined with the appropriate life style changes, the surgery can result in permanent weight loss.

Yet not all bariatric surgery program benefits are visible. The surgery can dramatically reduce the incidence and/or severity of obesity-related conditions, such as:

 

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis

     

Under a doctor’s supervision, patients taking medication for diabetes or high blood pressure may be able to reduce their dose or even discontinue their medication.

Oftentimes, bariatric surgery program benefits include positive emotional and psychological changes. The surgery’s long-term results have a positive effect on people wrestling with depression and obesity-related self-esteem and body image issues.

In addition, the loss of excess weight makes daily activities such as walking up stairs, taking a stroll or caring for young children easier and more pleasant.

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