Bariatric surgery can be life-changing for those who want to lose weight. But did you know that there are so many more health benefits to it besides just taking that weight off? These include remission or improvement of diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint disease, heart disease, stroke, fatty liver disease, depression and anxiety.
Weight gain and obesity result from complex factors that fight you to keep your weight off despite multiple attempts at diet and exercise. Bariatric surgery can produce sustainable weight loss in people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. There are different bariatric surgeries available: Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and biliary-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS).