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. 

SNOBESITY ASSOCIATED DISEASESEFFECT OF BARIATRIC SURGERYPERCENTAGE IMPROVEMENT
1Quality of lifeImprovesUpto 95%
2Relative risk of mortalityDecreasesUpto 89% in 5 years
3Metabolic SyndromeImprovesUpto 80%
4Type 2 diabetesImproves82 -98%
5High blood pressureImproves60 -70%
6HypercholesterolemiaImproves60-65%
7Risk of heart diseaseDecreases
8Obstructive sleep apnoeaImproves74 – 98%
9PCODImprovesUpto 75%
10Venous stasis diseaseImprovesUpto 95%
11Osteo-arthritis/Joint diseaseImprovesUpto 41%
12Urinary stress incontinenceImprovesUpto 44%
13DepressionImprovesUpto 47%
14GoutImprovesUpto 72%
15InfertilityImproves

Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker

Consultant – Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Currae Hospitals, Thane

For Appointments : +91-8956455150 / info@currae.com

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