Health risks escalate when a patient is obese or morbidly obese. Diseases such as: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers can be directly linked to obesity. In addition, health concerns such as sleep apnea, lower back pain, joint problems, hypertension and asthma are also connected to obesity.
The good news is, studies show that losing even a percentage of the weight and becoming moderately more active can make a significant improvement in your health risks. Bariatric surgery is considered the only effective treatment for morbid obesity.
Munroe Bariatrics is proud to offer a team of dedicated professionals to join with you in your weight loss journey. Together, we will help you work towards reaching your weight loss goals with the least invasive methods as possible.
There are several bariatric surgical choices to consider. Some work by changing the digestive system and some work by limiting the amount of food intake. Your physician will explain the different procedures to you before making a recommendation. The procedures include:
Any major surgery involves the potential for complications which could increase risk, hospital stay, and result in mortality. Some complications are common to all abdominal operations, while some are specific to bariatric surgery.
Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks and benefits of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation.
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