The Benefits of Surgery

A report from the Journal of the American Medical Association identified a number of health benefits of surgical weight loss including:
 
    •  Long term weight loss

Resolution of obesity related health conditions including:

    • Diabetes is cured in 77% or improved in 89% of patients
    • High blood pressure is cured in 62% or improved in 78% of patients
    • High cholesterol improved in more than 70% of patients

 

Other obesity related health conditions that improve include:

    • Arthritis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Infertility        
    • Asthma
    • Depression
    • Swollen legs
    • Skin breakdown

 

Other lifestyle benefits include:

    • Improved energy
    • Greater confidence and sense of well-being
    • Improved ability to participate in exercise and recreational activities 
    • Reduced shortness of breath