Being overweight takes a toll on your health both physically and mentally. As with any type of surgery, it is important to be educated when making your decision to take the next step. Here are the benefits of weight loss surgery and the ways it can help improve your health.
Obesity is harmful to your health and can prevent you from living the life you want. When you lose excess weight, you may improve or reduce your risk of these health issues:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart failure
- Urinary incontinence
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
- Certain kinds of cancer including endometrial, breast, prostate and colon cancer
In addition to improving or eliminating chronic health issues, weight loss surgery can give patients the freedom to become active, healthy participants in life rather than onlookers. Patients gain confidence, mobility and experience what Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir's office refers to as Non-scale Victories (NSVs).
While you may worry about the risks of bariatric surgery, the benefits of losing weight are numerous and often life-changing. You should also know that Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir has performed over 4,000 minimally invasive weight loss surgeries, with an impressive safety record including a complication rate well below the national average.
How long does it take to reach your weight loss goal?
The Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center offers three types of weight loss surgery: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-band) surgery. Together, you and Dr. Ben-Meir will decide which surgery is best suited for your goals and medical conditions.
Weight loss surgery success requires a commitment to changing your lifestyle and habits. When you make this courageous decision, our team is there every step of the way, providing you with the information and support you need before, during and after surgery.
Let's Start Together
If you're ready to take the first step, sign up for our on-demand webinar to learn more about weight loss surgery and the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center: