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Improved Health

Lisa Fierce stands next to before photoPatients who undergo surgical weight loss can expect to see improvements in:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Joint disease
  • GERD (acid reflux)
  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Decreased risk of cancer

In many cases, patients who were previously taking 8-10 medications a day are taking nothing but their daily vitamin one year after surgery.

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Increased Life Expectancy

It comes as no surprise that life expectancy increases with the improvement or resolution of other medical conditions.

Individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery have a lower risk of death compared to those with untreated severe obesity. Various studies on bariatric patients 5-7 years after surgery have shown a:

  • 40-90% reduction in overall mortality rate
  • 56% decrease in death from heart disease
  • 92% decrease in death from diabetes
  • 60% fewer cancer deaths

(When compared to the severely obese population without intervention.)

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Improved Lifestyle

The betterment of health and increase in longevity are amazing benefits of bariatric surgery, but the incredible improvements in the day-to-day lives of our patients are often the most exciting.

Obesity is a disease that affects more than physical health: it impacts every aspect of daily life. It can limit the ability and energy needed to participate in activities, place strain on relationships and even derail career paths. For these reasons, obesity can also negatively impact mental health.

But as the weight comes off, patients see a dramatic change in these struggles.

  • Tasks that were once a strain – like walking up the stairs, mowing the lawn, or even taking the kids to the park – become easier and more enjoyable.
  • Things like going to the amusement park, riding a bike, shopping for “normal” clothes or traveling by airplane are no longer intimidating.
  • Energy, along with confidence and independence, return and grow: many of our patients will even pick up new hobbies, seek further education, start a new career or recommit to goals that they once felt were out of reach.

With bariatric surgery, patients can transform their lives completely.

Transform Your Life

If you think bariatric surgery may be right for you, join us for a free information session. Information sessions are held monthly, please call 740-689-6718 for event details and registration.

Let us know how we can help you take the next steps toward better health and wellness for yourself or a family member.