What Changes To Expect After Bariatric Surgery

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Bariatric surgery is the only treatment option that leads to sustained weight loss in the long term for those who suffer from morbid obesity and have attempted all procedures for weight loss and failed. Weight loss after surgery happens gradually and most weight loss operations lead to a weight loss between 65 to 80% of excess weight. This is a gradual process and takes about 1 to 1.5 years. Patients who embrace a healthy lifestyle and diet post surgery, tend to achieve better results in terms of weight loss and also maintain the weight loss for a longer period. In addition to this, post surgery there is a marked improvement in obesity related diseases. There are also psycho-social improvements and patients report increased self-confidence and new rigor for life. The table below shows the improvement in various obesity associated diseases after bariatric surgery. 

SN OBESITY ASSOCIATED DISEASES EFFECT OF BARIATRIC SURGERY PERCENTAGE IMPROVEMENT
1 Quality of life Improves Upto 95%
2 Relative risk of mortality Decreases Upto 89% in 5 years
3 Metabolic Syndrome Improves Upto 80%
4 Type 2 diabetes Improves 82 -98%
5 High blood pressure Improves 60 -70%
6 Hypercholesterolemia Improves 60-65%
7 Risk of heart disease Decreases
8 Obstructive sleep apnoea Improves 74 – 98%
9 PCOD Improves Upto 75%
10 Venous stasis disease Improves Upto 95%
11 Osteo-arthritis/Joint disease Improves Upto 41%
12 Urinary stress incontinence Improves Upto 44%
13 Depression Improves Upto 47%
14 Gout Improves Upto 72%
15 Infertility Improves

Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker

Consultant – Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Currae Hospitals, Thane

For Appointments : +91-9699304142 / info@currae.com

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