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Weight Loss Surgery: Benefits

Losing excess weight may be just the beginning. Your quality of life will be improved, as it has for 95% of patents. Your relative risk of mortality is reduced by 89% in a five-year period. Bariatric surgery may offer you a whole new outlook on health.

Co-morbid conditions

A co-morbid condition is the presence of a disorder or disease that is caused by or related to another condition in the same patient. The primary disease of morbid obesity can lead to several co-morbid conditions.

  • One study found that gastric bypass surgery reduced the total number of co-morbid conditions of participating patients by 96%.
  • Many surgeons recommended bariatric surgery as a treatment option for type 2 diabetes. In some cases, resolution of type 2 diabetes occurred within days of the surgery.
  • A meta-analysis stated that several studies found that bariatric surgery patients felt better, spent more time doing recreational and physical activities, benefited from enhanced productivity and economic opportunities, and had more self-confidence than they did prior to surgery.