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Dr. Nick Nicholson highlights Weight Loss Surgery Benefits and its Longevity

by Nicholson Clinic | Dec 14, 2016
The potential health benefits that bariatric surgery can produce for people who are obese involves a rather lengthy list. They all, however, add up to the potential for people to lead longer, healthier lives. A recent study...
The Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery’s founder talks about how losing weight can enhance lifespan.

Dallas, TX, Dec. 14, 2016 – The potential health benefits that bariatric surgery can produce for people who are obese involves a rather lengthy list. They all, however, add up to the potential for people to lead longer, healthier lives. A recent study related to the benefits of the gastric bypass, in fact, shows that people who address obesity with this surgical intervention are likely to see their risk of death drop rather dramatically.

"The gastric bypass procedure and other weight-loss surgery options have long been shown to lower risks associated with heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer," explains Dr. Nick Nicholson, founder and lead surgeon at the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery. "That all adds up to a dramatic drop in the likelihood of obesity-related morbidity for patients who seek to successfully address weight-related concerns using this method."

The study Dr. Nicholson is referring to involved about 2,700 patients who were monitored for about 10 years after undergoing bypass procedures. Researchers found that life-preserving benefits tended to appear within two years of surgery with the most significant improvements marked about four years out. People who enjoyed the highest benefits were those aged 60 and older when they had surgery and those who suffered from diabetes. Overall, the reduction of death risk for obesity-related and other health concerns dropped by about 50 percent.

"Obesity's link with a diversity of life-limiting conditions is undeniable," says Dr. Nicholson. "Addressing weight effectively and safely can have a strong and positive impact on overall health while potentially increasing longevity."

The gastric bypass procedure is one of the most commonly used forms of bariatric surgery meant to address obesity. The procedure effectively shrinks the stomach's holding capacity while reducing the body’s ability to absorb calories. It is generally reserved for patients who are considered severely or morbidly obese.

The Nicholson Clinic specializes in surgical weight loss options, including gastric bypass, while providing other support to ensure patients attain and maintain their weight loss goals. To learn more about the Nicholson Clinic, its locations and the weight loss services it provides, visit it online at www.nicholsonclinic.com.  

About Nicholson Clinic
Founded by Dr. Nick Nicholson, one of the country’s leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of "Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny," the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.
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