Benefits of Bariatric Surgery


You might probably eat less if you felt full even after intaking a small amount of food. That is exactly how bariatric surgery works and helps people lose weight.

Bariatric surgery helps weight loss in extremely obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts like exercise, diets, etc.. Bariatric surgery includes reduction of the stomach’s storage capacity, which then limits food intake and helps the candidate feel full much sooner than normal.

There is more than one type of bariatric surgery available. Which include gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, gastric banding, and gastric plication, etc. Your medical expert will help you determine whether you are a candidate for the surgery and, if so, which type of surgery will work best for you.

Bariatric surgery offers the candidate significant and sustained long term weight loss. Other benefits associated with Bariatric Surgery are as follows.

  1. Remission of Type 2 Diabetes:

Bariatric surgery helps long-term remission of difficult-to-control type 2 diabetes. Study shows that this procedure of weight loss is highly effective for morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes, which allows almost all patients to remain free of insulin and related medications for at least three years after the bariatric surgery.

  1. Improvement in Cardiovascular Health:

Bariatric surgery reduces a person’s risk of coronary heart disease, peripheral heart disease, and stroke. Studies have indicated that blood pressure and cholesterol levels might return to normal, or almost normal post the surgery, reducing the risks and improving the overall well-being of the candidate.

  1. Depression Relief:

Many people who are obese feel depressed because of poor body image and social stigma. Many of the younger audiences who carry significant excess weight find it difficult to participate in the day to day activities they might otherwise have enjoyed, leading to depression. Losing this excess weight might improve the emotional health of the patient and give relief from depression.

  1. Eliminate obstructive sleep apnea:

Post-surgery, achieving a normal weight range often helps people with sleep apnea to stop using a CPAP machine at the time of sleep.

  1. Joint pain relief:

Carrying around excessive weight puts a lot of pressure on the joints that bear your weight, often causing chronic pain and joint pain or damage. The sustained weight loss that occurs post the bariatric surgery relieves this stress on joints and helps people to stop using pain medications and enjoy mobility.

  1. Improves fertility:

 Bariatric surgery also helps in improving fertility during the childbearing years.

  1. Alleviate other medical conditions:

Bariatric Surgery can alleviate metabolic syndrome, pregnancy complications, gallbladder disease and many more.

With losing the excess body weight, bariatric surgery has proved beneficial in curing the above too. One surgery and many benefits. Research properly and then consult a Professional Bariatric Surgery provider before you actually go for the process.