Busting Myths about Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is designed for individuals who are significantly overweight. Gastric bypass or sleeve surgery is also ideal for overweight patients who have serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and more. For many people, bariatric surgery is the only way they can lose weight and regain their health after exhausting all other options. Keep reading to educate yourself about bariatric surgery by dispelling some commonly held myths.

Myth: People who have bariatric surgery regain their weight. bariatric surgery Houston

One commonly held myth about bariatric surgery is that it is ineffective for achieving lasting weight loss. In fact, bariatric surgery allows patients to finally achieve long-term weight loss—and to keep it off. For many men and women who have had little success with less invasive therapies, bariatric surgery is the best and only way to sustain the massive weight loss they need to get healthy again.

Myth: You are more likely to die from bariatric surgery than from being obese.

No surgery has Zero possibility of complications, but in many cases in well qualified obese patients, weight loss surgery risks are way less than the health risks of obesity on their lives and the quality of their lives, as evidenced in many large scientific studies.

Myth: Bariatric surgery is unnecessary because overweight people can diet.

Unfortunately, many obese individuals find it difficult or even impossible to make enough dietary changes to achieve significant weight loss. In fact, while many obese people can achieve short-term weight loss, bariatric surgery is almost always necessary for lasting results. Bariatric surgery causes changes in the body that force patients to reduce their energy intake from food and drinks. This occurs because the post-surgery stomach and gut restrict food intake.

To dispel more myths about bariatric surgery and find out the truth about gastric sleeve surgery and other types of bariatric procedures, call the Bariatric Care Centers at (713) 339-1353. Our physicians can evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for sleeve surgery or laparoscopic surgery in Houston. If you are considering lasting weight loss results, call us today.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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