Severe obesity is a serious stage of obesity, which may require intervention through bariatric surgery. According a report by 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.
Dr. Wiljon Beltre is a dedicated bariatric surgeon providing weight loss surgical procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and surrounding communities.
When combined with a scientific treatment plan, bariatric surgery will often act as an effective tool to provide a patient with long term weight loss and improve the quality of health. The procedure has been shown to help improve or resolve various obesity related diseases such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Patients who are able to improve their weight with this surgery typically find themselves becoming less dependent on medications to treat their obesity related conditions. Substantial weight reduction through bariatric surgery can pave the way for more consummate relationships, family life, and health.
Sustainable Weight Loss
Bariatric surgery can lead to long term, sustainable success in a patient’s weight loss efforts. Studies have shown that over 90 percent of patients previously impacted by severe obesity are successful in maintaining 50 percent or more of their weight loss following bariatric surgery. Among patients afflicted with extremely severe obesity, over 80 percent are able to maintain more than 50 percent excess body weight loss.
Large 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 of the studies revealed up to 89 percent more reduction in mortality through a five-year period for individuals who had bariatric surgery as compared to the ones who did not.
Addressing Coexisting Diseases
Bariatric surgery leads to significant improvement in diseases that are caused or worsened by obesity. The procedure 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 statis, fatty liver, urinary stress incontinence, and pseudotumor cerebri.
Treating Type 2 Diabetes
Bariatric surgery can also 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 can improve diabetes in over 85 percent of the diabetic population and remission of the disease in 78 percent.
Improvement in Quality of Life
Apart from enhancing health and longevity, bariatric surgery induced weight loss also 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.
Established bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and nearby areas for weight loss procedures.
Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.
To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.
Please note: If the weight is regained, conditions could return.