Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery: Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a surgical procedure performed on individuals with severe obesity (BMI over 40) or those with a BMI over 35 with obesity-related health problems. It aims to promote weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold or by altering the digestive system.

Significant weight loss and improvement in obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and joint pain.

Major surgery with potential complications.
Requires long-term lifestyle changes for successful weight management.
May not be suitable for everyone and may have limitations on food choices.

Alternatives: Diet, exercise, and medication may be effective for some individuals with obesity.

Recovery: Recovery time varies depending on the procedure performed. Typically, it involves a hospital stay and limitations on activity for several weeks.

Disclaimer: Weight loss surgery is a serious decision. Consulting a qualified bariatric surgeon to discuss individual risks, benefits, and alternative options is crucial.