Just the Facts About Weight Loss Surgery

Surgery is less risky than remaining obese.

“Weight loss surgery has shown to be the most effective treatment for obesity, especially for those who need to lose 100 pounds or more. Many people never consider weight loss surgery because they think it is too dangerous, although research shows that new surgical techniques – such as the sleeve gastrectomy performed at West Chester Hospital – result in a high level of weight loss without malabsorption problems. Weight loss surgery can increase your chances of living longer by counteracting diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. It can also reduce the risk of cancer, as well as other associated health conditions.”

Surgery is an effective tool – and solution.

“Surgery is most successful when patients follow medical advice. On average, sleeve gastrectomy patients lose between 60-80 percent of their excess weight within two years. Surgery makes weight loss and weight maintenance easier because you feel full after small meals and your appetite hormones are greatly reduced. Using the tool correctly by making healthy choices and increasing physical activity can lead to long-term success.”

 

Article from Discover Health West Chester Campus

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