What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is surgical intervention that is intended to help obese and morbidly obese people lose weight and drastically improve their health. Several different surgical options are available, and all essentially involve a procedure that makes the stomach smaller, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten.
It's about making your quality of life better!
People who are morbidly obese are at risk for an early death as well as serious health conditions, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Fatty liver disease
Bariatric surgery is only the first step in your success
Bariatric surgery isn't a quick fix and requires dedication and hard work. Surgery is a tool to aid in weight-loss, but a number of other critical steps are necessary for this process to be successful. A healthy diet, exercise, support group attendance and dedication to other team-prescribed changes help ensure lasting weight-loss.
Why Bariatric Surgery?
While exercise and eating right are the effective ways for most people to lose weight, we know this doesn’t typically work for individuals who are morbidly obese. In fact, this method is less than 5 percent successful for morbidly obese individuals. Bariatric surgery has proven the most successful way to help individuals lose weight and improve their health and overall quality of life.