Despite the name, the primary goal of weight loss surgery is to improve or eliminate the multitude of obesity related diseases from which so many Americans currently suffer. Obesity is a disease in and of itself; however it causes follow on diseases also known as co-morbidities. These diseases can include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, to name a few. In turn, these co-morbidities can lead to long-term chronic diseases such as heart conditions, renal problems, strokes and even certain forms of cancer. There is no doubt that obesity is now a full-fledged epidemic in the United States.
The diseases associated with obesity are not to be taken lightly. They are serious and must be dealt with swiftly and permanently. Of course, the first line of defense is to try to lose weight through traditional diet and exercise. However it is estimated that a vast minority of dieters are able to keep their weight off over the long-term.
Many of these obesity related diseases are improved or eliminated within days or weeks of a patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Further, bariatric surgery is currently the only long-term effective weight loss solution for those suffering from obesity. If you are considering bariatric surgery, we hope that it is for its primary intent, which is to eliminate the diseases caused by excess weight. The aesthetic improvements that come with extreme weight loss should be a very welcomed, but secondary, side-effect.
To learn more about how obesity affects us in the United States and how you can manage it through bariatric surgery, we encourage you to explore our website further and attend a free weight loss seminar held monthly. We look forward to being able to help you find the right weight loss solution for your particular needs.