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Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:19 PM

Why You Should Consider Bariatric Surgery

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In the last two decades, the disease of obesity has grown into a major national health epidemic.

Obesity rates in adults and children have nearly doubled, and obesity is quickly approaching the top underlying preventable cause of death in the United States. Morbid obesity is closely linked with a number of other serious conditions that severely deteriorate the health of overweight patients.

Bariatric surgery can help obese patients get back on track on their journey to better health.

Watch this video to discover why Jennae chose bariatric surgery to take back her health:

The National Institutes of Health reports “Weight loss surgery for the morbidly obese, when combined with behavior modification, is currently the most reliable and only choice for long term maintenance of excess weight loss.” (NIH Consensus Statement, March 1991)

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is one of the best tools in medicine, yet only 1% of those who qualify take advantage of its benefits.

Weight loss surgery is the only procedure with the power to have drastic health benefits for up to five diseases with a single operation. After the procedure, you should see the cure or improvement in:
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • High Cholesterol
  • Infertility

In addition, new research suggests that morbidly obese patients who undergo bariatric and metabolic surgery significantly reduce their risk of certain types of cancer.

Weighing Your Options

Ultimately, the decision to have weight loss surgery is solely up to you. Undergoing bariatric surgery can bring major changes to your life, including rapid weight loss and a healthier, slimmer body. However, it's important to be honest about your weight loss surgery expectations. The goal is to live better, longer and healthier.

If you would like to see if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery or have questions about the program, sign up for a free in-person seminar or contact the Fresno Bariatric team at 866.433.8558.