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Obesity is one of the leading preventable causes of death. One treatment for obesity is bariatric surgery and while there’s no question bariatric surgery helps with weight loss, did you know there are additional health benefits? Below are three benefits of bariatric surgery that go beyond just weight loss.
Bariatric surgery has been known to improve health and longevity. Measures of quality of life include:
There are several diseases that are caused or worsened by obesity. Bariatric surgery is associated with improving or even curing certain co-morbidities, such as:
Obesity has been linked to a shorter life span. In fact, several large studies have researched the following statistics:
Although all surgeries involve risk, the benefits of bariatric surgery are well documented. Your Mercy bariatric care team is available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Mercy is committed to providing the highest quality care and expertise through every step of your weight loss journey.