The benefits and risks of bariatric surgery should be carefully considered before deciding to move forward with the operation. In order to make the surgery work for you, it is vital that you understand your responsibility in its success.
The Hospital of Central Connecticut's bariatric surgeons offer patients a tool that can be used to achieve permanent weight loss, and provides the opportunity to return to a healthier lifestyle.
Benefits of bariatric surgery
- The amount of food consumed at one time is limited.
- Satisfaction and elimination of hunger is enjoyed after eating small food portions.
- Cravings for sweets are altered or reduced.
- Improvements with and sometimes elimination of many obesity-related medical conditions, such as:
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Apnea
- Reflux Disease
- High Cholesterol
- Urinary Incontinence
- Shortness of Breath
- Leg Swelling
- Participation in most normal activities and attainment of an active lifestyle.
- Long term success - studies have shown the majority of bariatric surgery patients can keep off most of their weight lost over time.
- Improved quality of life
Weight-loss surgery carries many of the same risks as other surgical procedures, with some additional risks unique to specific bariatric procedures. Talk to your doctor about the risks of bariatric surgery before you decide to proceed.