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
Diabetes Resolved 84% 60% 48%
GERD Resolved 95% - -
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%