Obesity is a chronic, neurobehavioral disease that affects over 30 percent of adults in the United States today. You are considered obese if your Body Mass Index (BMI) score, which compares your height to weight ratio, is 30 or higher. Overtime, carrying excess weight increases your risk of developing other health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
If you have been unsuccessful in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight using diet and lifestyle modifications, you may want to consider additional treatment options, including bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
In addition to being one of the most effective, long-lasting ways to treat obesity and achieve your weight loss goals, bariatric surgery provides health benefits that go well beyond weight loss. Bariatric surgeon, Jihad Kudsi, MD, shares some of the most common health benefits following a weight loss surgery.
Bariatric Surgery can help significantly improve or resolve symptoms of other weight-related conditions including:
Following bariatric surgery, most patients experience a significant improvement in their quality of life, even before they have achieved their desired weight loss goal.
Carrying additional weight for a prolonged period of time can have a significant impact on your overall health. Because of this, it is important to take steps to get your weight, and your health, under control. Click here to learn more about treatment options and support services offered through our Weight Loss Clinic, including bariatric surgery.