Doctors don’t take bariatric surgeries lightly. They will be suggested only if the patient’s weight causes them to be at risk for illnesses. Most often, doctors will suggest a laproscopic bariatric surgery since it is minimally invasive. The actual procedure doesn’t take very long and the patient usually needs to stay in the hospital for only a couple of days.
In the long run, the benefits of weight loss surgery are many.
- It helps in long-term weight loss.
- Prevents excess weight gain
- Reduces the risk of obesity-related diseases
- Increases the life span of the patient
- Improves the quality of life
- Improves mental health
Bariatric surgery is the safest option available if you are morbidly obese and suffer from life-threatening illnesses due to your weight, and if all your attempts at losing weight have not worked. But, if you do decide to take this step towards bettering your quality of life, do your research and pick an experienced doctor and hospital. Talk to the doctor, get your questions and doubts answered and make sure that you are comfortable with your decision. Remember, this surgery is NOT for people who can reduce their weight by healthy eating and exercising.