Bariatric Surgery – A Complete Health Package

What if a machine gave you the power of shedding those unwanted extra kilos in a few hours?

Well, such a machine doesn’t exist.

However, a person combating obesity can experience such quick and wonderous transformation by undergoing bariatric surgery. Although losing weight through ample exercise and diet is the best way to do so, it does not always yield results. If you are unable to achieve long-term weight loss despite having made all mandated lifestyle and dietary changes and have a body mass index (BMI) of 37.5 or more, then you can consider undergoing bariatric surgery. The premier advantage of this surgery is weight loss, but there are more. Let’s discuss further benefits of bariatric surgery in this article.

Better Heart Health

Weight loss means a person’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels can return to normal state post-bariatric surgery. Hence, one may have a lesser risk of developing coronary heart disease, peripheral heart ailment and stroke.

Long-term remission of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is difficult to control and affects obese people a lot. However, once you undergo bariatric surgery, you can experience long-term remission of this disease. Furthermore, a diabetic person can get freedom from insulin and adjunct medications for many years by undergoing this surgery.

Relieve Joint Pain

Lots of obese people suffer from joint pain as they have to carry excessive weight. Obesity even causes long term damage to the joints. Bariatric surgery allows you to escape such a situation as significant weight loss occurs through this procedure. You can bid goodbye to joint pain medicines and can enjoy boosted mobility post this surgery.

Counter Stress

Obesity brings social stigma and poor body image alongside it. Obese people may get forced to lead an isolated and stressful life. They may also have difficulty in participating in the activities of their interest. But, they can get rid of all such problems and can boost their mental well-being by undergoing bariatric surgery.

Overcome Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sustaining healthy weight post-bariatric surgery can result in overcoming sleep apnea. A person doesn’t have to use a CPAP machine at bedtime to sleep well.

Boost energy levels

Once you lose weight through bariatric surgery, your energy level can increase. This way, you can find it easy to move around quickly and without worries of various aches & pains.

Moreover, weight loss surgery can contribute to boosting fertility. Alleviating pregnancy complications, gallbladder problem and metabolic syndrome can be easy for you by undergoing bariatric surgery.

Hence, this type of surgery is very effective if you wish to have sustained relief from obesity. However, undergo a weight loss surgery only after consulting a bariatric surgery specialist to stay healthy and safe as you would need expert consultation on the type of bariatric surgery suited to your case:

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric balloon
  • Revisional Surgery

If you wish to know more about bariatric surgery or opt for it, then connect with our bariatric surgery specialist.

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors