Bariatric Surgery

Can Bariatric Surgery Be A Start To Better Health?

Aug 15, 2022

Obesity impacts the body and overall health of an individual. Obese people are often at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.

While following a diet and exercising is vital, losing weight through these means can be challenging for some. Bariatric surgery has proven effective as it can have a significant impact on weight loss and improve various medical conditions linked to obesity.

People can achieve good health through bariatric surgery options such as loop duodenal switch (SADI), gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve.

Bariatric surgery is tailored to each patient and requires everyone to follow all guidelines before and after the surgical procedure to obtain and sustain the outcomes. This is a permanent procedure for most, although a small percentage of patients may need revisional surgery over time.

Depending on the bariatric procedure performed, the surgeons may take a section of the stomach out or render a section of the stomach inaccessible. With just a little room to store food, patients feel fuller after consuming small portions of food.

Right after bariatric surgery, patients will be on a liquid diet. These first three weeks are crucial for minimizing complications and maximizing your recovery. This helps your body to adjust and start the journey to a healthy lifestyle. Slowly solids are introduced and patients follow diet recommendations thereafter.

In addition to helping you lose weight, bariatric surgery can reduce, resolve and prevent many obesity-related conditions like high cholesterol, diabetes, liver disease, and hypertension, among others. Your quality of life will significantly improve, allowing you to start living an active, healthy life. Long-term weight loss and calorie restriction will continue to promote good health.

Bariatric surgery offers a pathway to health for everyone struggling with obesity. It can help transform the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of your life.