The benefits of bariatric surgery are well known. Does the resolution of these medical issues and weight loss actually help a person live longer?
As shown in a past study, death and obesity go hand in hand. It states that 1 out of every 5 deaths are related to obesity. This is a grim outlook for morbidly obese individuals. The good news, though, is that another recent study has shown that 10 year mortality is actually cut in half after bariatric surgery! This means that in 10 years we are twice as likely to be alive and enjoy our families and all of their accomplishments. This benefit is true for not only the morbidly obese but for those who are super morbidly obese with a BMI over 50.
We all want to watch our children grow up, go to college, meet the love of their life and get married. We all want to hold our grandchildren in our arms and rejoice during holidays the long life we have shared together. The low risk of weight loss surgery seems well worth the reward of a longer, healthier and more active life.
Bariatric surgery today is safer than ever with the techniques becoming more refined and expertly applied. Our surgeons have some of the best results and fewest complications in the entire country. This is the added benefit of having a medical team that has performed over 10,000 surgical weight loss procedures; we make the surgery as safe as possible with the best outcomes. The decision to have weight loss surgery is not an easy one but when the benefits of losing weight so heavily outweigh the complications and risks of obesity, it gets more obvious each day.