Bariatric weight-loss surgery safer than living with obesity

Saturday, January 30, 2010

WASHINGTON - Despite risks, undergoing weight loss surgery would be safer than living with obesity, say researchers.

According to Christopher Still, D.O., director of the Geisinger Centre for Nutrition and Weight Management, the risk associated with bariatric weight-loss surgery pale in comparison to the health complications that can be caused by obesity.

Bariatric surgery can help obese individuals significantly reduce their body weight and can improve a patient’s overall health.

“Some obesity-related conditions can be fatal, and others require chronic medication and treatment,” said Still.

“With the help of bariatric surgery, medical complications caused by obesity can be eliminated, and patients can enjoy a much healthier life,” he added.

In addition to eliminating medical complications, bariatric surgery can help patients feel more in control of their lives. Many patients can perform daily tasks they were unable to accomplish before their weight loss, including driving, walking, exercising and yard work. Many times, bariatric surgery prompts patients to develop new, healthier habits.

“The benefits of bariatric surgery are much greater than simply losing a few pounds,” said Still.

“After surgery, patients are able to reclaim their health and their lives,” Still added. (ANI)

Filed under: Obesity

May 3, 2010: 4:06 am

Thanks for the nice information of Weight Loss. It is necessary for every person. Bariatric surgery can helps us in many ways. It is safe for every person who is living with obesity. You can feel better by this help.

April 22, 2010: 7:17 am

Dr. Marco Sarinana, Endoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon in Mexicali Mexico, performs a variety of obesity weight loss surgery to aid long-term weight loss treatments. He is an accomplished gastric bypass surgeon with significant experience in gastric band surgery, gastric bypass surgery, mini gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery and gastric sleeve surgery. Individuals with a BMI of 35 or more with obesity-related health problems may be considered candidates for weight-loss surgeries.

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