Bariatric surgery helps people lose weight by reducing the stomach’s capacity and making patients feel full after eating smaller portions of food. Weight-loss surgery is often successful for people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight-loss methods. Besides weight loss, bariatric surgery offers additional benefits to people who may be suffering from weight-related health conditions.
Here are seven benefits of sustained weight loss through weight-loss surgery:
- Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Relief of depression
- Elimination of obstructive sleep apnea
- Joint pain relief
- Improved fertility
- Alleviation of other medical conditions
Learn more about these benefits from the Cleveland Clinic.