Are you facing an issue with obesity and considering bariatric surgery or any other weight-loss surgery? It’s understandable to have concerns about safety with procedures such as these.
We’ve examined the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery to assist in deciding whether this avenue is the right one for you.
While any surgical process has risks, bariatric surgery is one of the safest to undergo. It’s been found to be safe or safer when compared to the majority of other elective surgeries.
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy and roux-en-y gastric bypass process use a laparoscopic approach to reduce the risks and complications.
In Laparoscopic surgery, surgeons use a thin tube called a laparoscope inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. This minimally invasive procedure requires small cameras and compact tools. The approach has been shown to cut down on recovery time, quicken the hospital stay, limit scarring, and decrease post-operative pain.
Bariatric surgeons are also performing the highest volume of weight-loss surgeries all over the world. And volume matters. We have experienced surgeons with a record of improved outcomes. They have a tried and true ability to reduce the risk of post-op complications.
Complications related to diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension and the likelihood of premature death are some of the risks associated with bariatric surgery for those with severe obesity.
Other potential risks of this surgery are dumping syndrome, developing kidney stones, and not losing the desired weight or post-surgery weight regain.
Despite that, most patients who undergo bariatric surgery and commit to a sustained weight loss see significant improvement in their overall health after the procedure. A healthier weight can help you eliminate sleep apnea, reverse type 2 diabetes, and improve high blood pressure, leading to a longer and healthier life.
It’s always important to discuss any concerns with the surgeon before deciding whether bariatric surgery is right for you.
Take the first step toward a healthier life by asking as many questions as you can. We are always available at every step to support and guide you along your weight loss journey. You can contact us at any time by calling 361-500-2898. Our experienced team is here to answer any questions you may have about reducing the risks of post-op complications.