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 included:

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