Many people who are overweight try hard to lose weight to live a healthier lifestyle and improve their confidence. They try many of the various diet plans out there, sometimes with little success. Bariatric surgery is an effective way to lose weight. Dr. Balsama has a lot of experience with people who suffer from severe obesity, and there are countless studies that show weight loss surgeries can help patients lose a significant amount of weight and improve their quality of life.
The Results of Bariatric Surgery
In most surgeons’ experience, patients who have opted to have weight loss surgery rarely regret the outcomes. Usually, they state that they wish they had done it earlier in life. Most of them have tried countless weight loss programs, but it doesn’t always last. Medical professionals have followed cases of patients who have had weight loss surgery, and they have seen an increase in the amount of weight that they are able to maintain and keep off. The difference between weight loss programs and surgery is that the surgery changes the digestive tract in a way that allows the body to maintain a higher metabolic rate. It also curtails appetite, and also limits the amount of food eaten. Regular weight loss and diet methods can’t do these things. Many patients have also rated themselves as being healthier and happier both physically and mentally after having weight loss surgery.
The Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery has undeniable medical benefits. It helps cure sleep apnea and can even normalize blood sugar. It is not a cure for Type 2 diabetes, but many patients who suffer from it find that it puts the disease into remission and helps prevent the life-threatening damage that it can cause to the blood vessels and heart. Even those that experienced modest weight loss still had a 5 to 10 percent reduction of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and blood sugar abnormalities. They also still benefit from the metabolic changes the surgeries incur.
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Preventing illnesses is better than treating them, but unfortunately, no one has come up with a surefire way to prevent obesity. Those that have their health compromised by their weight issues deserve the right to live a healthy life through an approved and effective method. To get started on discussing your weight loss options, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form and get a professional opinion from Dr. Balsama.