Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?
Dealing with weight loss often requires much more than simply dieting and exercising. For many patients, one of the most powerful treatments for obesity is bariatric surgery. At MountainView Hospital , we have been awarded the title of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This title means our hospital passed a rigorous evaluation and adheres to strict standards to ensure safe procedures and recoveries. Could bariatric surgery be right for you? Here are some signs you should consider discussing this procedure with your doctor.
Your Other Weight Loss Methods Have Failed
Most doctors don’t recommend bariatric weight loss surgery as the first course of treatment for obesity. However, if other weight loss methods including diet and exercise haven’t helped you reach your goals; bariatric surgery can be a viable alternative.
You Have Weight-Related Medical Issues
Being obese can set off a chain reaction of dangerous health problems. Many people with obesity also face high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and type-2 diabetes. Post-bariatric surgery weight loss can not only make these conditions easier to control, but in some cases can eradicate them completely.
You’re Psychologically Ready for the Procedure
In some cases, obesity is linked to an underlying psychological condition, like depression or an eating disorder. Having such a condition may not rule you out as a candidate for bariatric surgery, but your doctor may want to stabilize that condition before you undergo surgery so that it doesn’t interfere with your recovery. Further, many lifestyle changes are necessary to get the best results from bariatric surgery, so discuss them with your doctor to make sure you are at a place in your life where you can commit to the guidelines.
The best way to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you is to schedule a visit with our bariatric team at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. You can make an appointment and find out more about our services by calling (702) 233-5474.