Benefits Of Weight Loss Surgery
Benefits of weight loss surgery depend ultimately on the type of procedure being done. Each one has their strengths and weaknesses that can make a large positive impact on one’s health.
The goal of bariatric surgery is to reduce the risk of illness or death associated with obesity. Weight loss surgery can also help you to feel and look better, reduce the amount of money you spend on medicines, and cut down on days where you just don’t feel well.
A gastric bypass surgery can improve health problems related to obesity (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea) to the point that you need less or no medicine. It may reduce your risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and certain infections.
Increased body fat is associated with an increased risk for metabolic diseases and bariatric surgery can help combat that risk.
|Gastric Bypass||Gastric Sleeve||Lap Band|
|BMI Weigh Loss||17-65 % of Extra Weigh||11-65 % of Extra Weigh||15-17 % of Extra Weigh|
|High Blood Pressure Resolved||87%||Similar to Gastric Bypass||72%|
|Sleep Apnea Improved||85-90%||Similar to Gastric Bypass||55-95%|
|Cholesterol Improved||94%||Similar to Gastric Bypass||71%|