Benefits and Risks of Bariatric Surgery

Being overweight may limit the activities you can enjoy. Most importantly, it negatively affects your health. If you're starting to look into bariatric surgery, you'll want to know more about the ways it can improve your life, and its associated risks.  

Benefits of bariatric surgery

When it comes to the benefits of bariatric surgery, the first one is obvious—it can help you lose a substantial amount of weight. But on a more personal level, it gives you your life back.

Here are some medical conditions that bariatric surgery can improve or sometimes completely resolve:
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Elevated or high cholesterol levels.
  • Sleep apnea.
  • Knee and hip pain.
On top of improving those medical conditions, many of our previous patients have said bariatric surgery gave them their life back. Here are some examples of how bariatric surgery improved their lives:
  • They're better able to keep up with their kids and grandchildren.
  • Traveling to see family and friends is easy again.
  • They feel good physically and have better self-esteem.

Potential risks of bariatric surgery

Continued weight loss isn’t accomplished through bariatric surgery alone. It takes dedication to your new diet, regular exercise, and follow-up appointments. If you can’t do these things, then you will most likely regain the weight you lost and potentially experience medical complications.

At Schneck, we do everything in our power to set you up for long-term success, but your participation is crucial. In addition to a safe facility and expertly trained surgeons, we offer one-on-one sessions with your dietitian, staggered follow-up appointments and a monthly support group to help you stay healthy in the months and years after surgery.
Surgery itself carries a risk of medical complications. Our team does everything we can to minimize those risks. As a result, these types of complications aren't common in our patients. Still, you should be aware that potential risks of surgery include:
  • Blood clots in your legs
  • Bowel obstruction.
  • Infection.
  • Internal hernia.
  • Leakage.
  • Marginal ulcer.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Pulmonary Embolism.
  • In rare cases, death.
Our bariatric team will make sure you fully understand these risks and answer any questions you have.

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It's common to have questions about bariatric surgery. We want to provide you with those answers. Come to one of our free seminar for answers