Exploring the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss

For men and women who struggle with weight loss, bariatric surgery can be a powerful step on the road to a healthier, more fulfilling life. When combined with other healthy lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise and a balanced diet, weight loss surgery can be a great way to lose weight and keep it off. If you are considering bariatric weight loss surgery as an option to help change your life for the better, read on to learn more about the benefits of these procedures.

Patients who undergo bariatric surgery can experience improvement or resolution of many chronic medical conditions. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , bariatric surgery patients show significant improvements in certain chronic medical conditions. In 76.8 percent of the patients tested with type-II diabetes, their condition went into remission after their treatment. Hypertension (high blood pressure) was eliminated in 61.7 percent of patients, and high cholesterol was reduced in more than 70 percent of patients. Sleep apnea, joint disease, infertility, and asthma were also dramatically improved in the patients studied.

Bariatric surgery patients can experience an improved quality of life. Losing weight will not only help patients to improve their physical health, but can also help to improve emotional and psychological health. Many patients who lose large amounts of weight through bariatric surgery will suffer from fewer symptoms of depression, anxiety, and fatigue. The resolution of sleep apnea symptoms allows many to get better rest, reducing stress and improving mental health. 

The Surgical Weight Loss Center at MountainView Hospital is dedicated to providing our community of Las Vegas with a way to successfully overcome obesity. Our facility, along with our team of highly trained medical professionals, was named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for the level of care that we provide to our patients. If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for a bariatric procedure, contact MountainView today at (702) 233-5300. 

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