Surgery Benefits

There are many benefits of weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Here are some of the positive affects that surgery can have on your life:

  • Weight loss
  • Resolution or improvement of co-morbid conditions such as:
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Back, leg, knee and foot pain
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Irregular menstrual periods
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Respiratory problems (asthma, shortness of breath on exertion, etc.)
  • Decreased use of medications
  • Increased energy
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved quality of life (social, emotional, physical and health)

Patient Testimonials About the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

  • It's more comfortable to sit in public seats, especially at movie theaters and on airplanes.
  • I am able to participate in school sports that I wasn't able to do when I was so overweight.
  • I am able to ride amusement park rides.
  • I don't have to turn sideways when I walk between cars.
  • I don't get teased as much.
  • My senior pictures look awesome.
  • I am able to sit in a regular desk at school instead of a table in the back of the class.
  • I can walk up the stairs at school instead of having to ride the elevator.
  • I go to more dances and other after-school activities.
  • There are no more special-orders for a prom tux or dress.
  • I have better grades in school.
  • I am able to shop at trendy clothing stores rather than on the Internet.
  • I can fit into more clothes on the sale rack.
  • I am more comfortable driving a car.
  • I am not as hot and sweaty when I do simple things.
  • I don’t feel so tired all the time.
  • My parents aren’t as worried about my future.
  • The future looks more hopeful so I am now looking to attend college.
  • I feel like getting a job now.
  • I am more outgoing and have more friends now.
  • I don't have to wear my sleep apnea machine anymore.
  • I don't have to take so much medicine like I did before surgery.
  • I don't snore like I used to do before surgery.
  • I look forward to summer, wearing a bathing suit, and going to the pool.