Have you ever wondered what Weight Loss Surgery is? This video will talk about all aspects of the surgery, how it works, risks associated, benefits of this type of surgery, who should consider it for themselves, and more!
What is Weight Loss Surgery?
Weight loss surgery is performed to help people who are overweight or obese lose weight and keep it off. They can be more extreme such as gastric bypass surgery, which shrinks the stomach and re-routes it, or less intense like lap band surgery which helps the person feel fuller more quickly and eat less.
Who Would Benefit from Surgery?
Patients who would benefit the most from surgery are those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of forty or more, or a BMI of 35-39.9 with another weight-related health condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea.
Weight loss surgery can help people who are obese or overweight to maintain a healthy weight. It also has been shown to have positive effects on blood pressure, cholesterol levels, low-density lipoprotein levels, insulin sensitivity, and diabetic control in people who have type two diabetes.