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7 bariatric surgery benefits

7 bariatric surgery benefits

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:

  1. Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes
  2. Improved cardiovascular health
  3. Relief of depression
  4. Elimination of obstructive sleep apnea
  5. Joint pain relief
  6. Improved fertility
  7. Alleviation of other medical conditions

Learn more about these benefits from the Cleveland Clinic.

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Bariatric surgery not a last resort; new guidelines needed

For over 20 years, bariatric surgery has been considered a “last resort” weight-loss treatment by physicians and surgeons of patients who have tried to lose weight using conventional methods of diet and exercise. Now, doctors and surgeons across the country are urging the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to change the bariatric surgery guidelines so that more patients can benefit from weight loss and the reversal of comorbidities related to obesity.

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