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.