When all else has failed, bariatric surgery might be your solution. Look, it’s not easy to lose weight. If it were easy, America wouldn’t be the 2nd largest country in the world; literally, we’re second only to Mexico.
If conventional weight loss methods have been unsuccessful and you are desperate to shed pounds, it is possible. But you have to be ready to make a lifestyle change.
Is your health at risk, due to your weight? Maybe you’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If so, bariatric surgery can help manage your diabetes and, in some cases, cure it completely.
Being overweight can cause serious health issues like diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer, kidney disease – the list is seemingly endless.
The health risks of being overweight can often outweigh the risks of bariatric surgeries like a gastric sleeve, lap band surgery, and gastric bypass.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
The fundamental principle of bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery involves the restriction of food intake and absorption, by surgically removing or altering parts of your stomach and intestines.
Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is not for everyone. Many bariatric surgeons won’t even consider operating on you unless you have a Body Mass Index –BMI of 35 or more.
- You must have been overweight for at least five years or more
- You have had failed weight loss attempts in the past
- You must be willing to make changes in your eating habits and lifestyle
- You must have no dependency on drugs, alcohol, or tobacco
If your BMI is 30 and you have a significant weight-related medical problem, you may also be eligible for bariatric surgery. But typically, the minimum BMI is 35.
Your weight gain didn’t happen overnight and even with bariatric surgery, your weight loss won’t happen overnight. It just depends on which procedure you choose and how well you follow post-operative instructions.
An experienced Top10MD Bariatric Surgeon will help you understand your weight loss options and discuss the different types of bariatric surgeries available, to help you lose weight, improve your health and your quality of life.
FIND A TOP10MD BARIATRIC SURGEON NEAR YOU
There are hundreds of Surgeons to choose from; however, not all doctors are created equal. Advanced Bariatric surgery takes the skill and finesse of an experienced Surgeon. That’s why we’ve selected your city’s best Surgeons – to make the decision process easier for you and your family.
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