Benefits Of Bariatric Surgery

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Benefits Of Bariatric Surgery

Who are the patients who will benefit from bariatric surgery?

  • If BMI is > 35 or > 32 .5 with co-morbid conditions

  • Multiple attempts of weight reduction by diet and exercises have failed

  • Patients in whom no treatable underlying endocrine disorder is found

  • Patients in whom no major psychiatric illness is found

  • Patients who are committed to post operative diet and lifestyle modifications

What are the health benefits of bariatric surgery?

  • In type 2 diabetics, sugar levels are known to come down after bariatric surgery and in some cases the medications are no longer needed.

  • Relief from sleep apnoea and hence, better of quality of sleep.

  • Hypertension improves and in some cases, medication is no longer needed.

  • Cholesterol level comes down drastically and patients can lower or stop lipid-lowering medicines.

  • Improvement in diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol levels has a direct effect on reducing the risk of heart diseases.

  • After surgery, patients are known to have fewer and less severe asthmatic attacks. There is increased efficiency of breathing and exercise tolerance.

  • Those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) show relief from all symptoms of reflux within a few days.

  • Stress incontinence responds dramatically to weight loss.

  • After surgery, patients get tremendous relief from lower backache and joint diseases.

  • Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome show a return to normal regular menstrual cycles after weight loss surgery. Further, level of fertility also shows improvement.

What is the difference between liposuction and bariatric surgery?

  • Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery in which the localised fat is sucked out from an area like the thigh or stomach. It is not a weight loss surgery and it has no health benefits.

  • Bariatric surgery is a weight loss procedure in which accumulated fat from the body melts away gradually over 18 months time after surgery and has all the health benefits as mentioned above.