Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

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Effective weight loss surgery with lasting results. 

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic. Nearly 40% of adults 20 and older are classified as obese.

Bariatric surgery has long been considered a viable option for individuals who are obese and who have had difficulty losing weight through traditional means. Annually, more than 200,000 surgical weight loss procedures are performed in the United States.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment to combat severe obesity and maintain weight loss in the long run.

At Beltre Bariatrics, we proudly offer various bariatric surgery treatment options. Along with choosing the best surgical option to meet your weight loss and health goals, there are many lasting benefits to note when losing weight through procedural means. 

Let’s explore the main benefits of bariatric surgery. 

When combined with a scientific treatment plan, bariatric surgery is an effective tool to provide a patient with long-term weight loss results and a better quality of life. In addition, Bariatric surgery has been shown to help improve or resolve various obesity-related diseases such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. 

Sustainable Weight Loss 

The proof is in the results. The biggest benefit of bariatric surgery is significant weight loss. 

Bariatric surgery can lead to long-term, sustainable success in a patient’s weight loss efforts. 

Studies have shown that over 90% of patients previously impacted by severe obesity successfully maintain 50% or more of their weight loss following bariatric surgery. 

Among patients afflicted with extremely severe obesity, over 80% can maintain more than 50% excess body weight loss. 

Increased Longevity

In short, bariatric surgery helps patients lead longer, healthier lives.

Extensive population studies have shown that people affected by severe obesity who undergo bariatric surgery have a reduced risk of death than those affected by obesity who do not receive this surgery.

One study revealed up to 89% more reduction in mortality through a five-year period for individuals who had bariatric surgery than those who did not.

Coexisting Diseases are Addressed

Patients who can improve their weight through surgery typically find themselves becoming less dependent on medications to treat their obesity-related conditions.

Bariatric surgery leads to significant improvement in diseases caused or worsened by obesity.

In fact, bariatric surgery may improve or even resolve obesity-related co-morbidities such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, asthma, other breathing disorders, arthritis, lipid abnormalities, acid reflux, venous stasis, fatty liver, urinary stress incontinence, and pseudotumor cerebri which causes migraine headaches..

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Bariatric surgery can contribute to the improvement and remission of type 2 diabetes. A large body of scientific evidence now exists, which shows remission of this disease following the surgery.

An extensive review of 621 studies involving 135,247 patients discovered that bariatric surgery could improve diabetes in over 85% of the diabetic population and remission of the disease in 78%.

It is important to note that diabetes and other conditions could return if the weight is regained.

A Fuller Quality of Life

Apart from enhancing health and longevity, bariatric surgery-induced weight loss helps to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.

Physical functions such as mobility, social engagements, sexual function, work, and self-esteem are positively impacted. Relationships can improve, singlehood reduces, and depression, anxiety, disability, and unemployment are reduced.

At Beltre Bariatrics, we empower you to achieve your weight loss goals, improve your health and appearance, and rebuild your self-confidence through bariatric surgical options that fit your unique needs.

Established bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre happily receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and nearby areas while also welcoming those from throughout the country hoping to change their lives through an effective weight loss procedure.

If you want more information on a specific weight loss procedure, simply schedule a free, individual consultation with our compassionate and caring team. We look forward to helping you start your weight loss journey and are here to support you every step of the way.  Call 321-499-6505 or contact us today.

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