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Benefits of bariatric surgery [infographic]

Bariatric surgery, also commonly known as weight-loss surgery, has been proven effective at helping obese individuals lose weight and become healthier while also reversing or improving health problems associated with carrying excess weight. Bariatric surgery can help improve physical health problems such as asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes, and can even help improve depression and overall quality of life in patients. Check out the following infographic to learn more about the many benefits associated with bariatric surgery.

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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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