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Most people understand that obesity isn’t healthy, but not everyone may know just how harmful it really is. Individuals with obesity and morbid obesity have shorter life expectancy than people at a healthy weight. The risk of dying from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer significantly increases among patients with obesity. For these reasons, bariatric surgery is widely considered to be a life-saving intervention.

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), weight loss surgery can trigger a reduction in mortality that may be as high as 89%. Bariatric patients can also look forward to a 60% reduction in cancer mortality, a 90% reduction in diabetes mortality, and a 50% or higher reduction in heart disease mortality. When you go to a weight loss clinic, you’ll be advised of the possible risks of having the surgery. Every operation carries inherent risks, and patients with obesity are generally at a higher risk of complications. However, it should be noted that the mortality risk from weight loss surgery is far less than the mortality rates for many common surgeries.

When you’re ready to take control of your health and extend your longevity, call Bariatric Care Centers at 713-339-1353. Our doctor is known for high standards of patient care in gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgeries in Houston.

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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