The Significant Benefits of Gastric Surgeries
Gastric surgeries (or weight loss surgeries) are designed to help severely overweight and obese people manage their weight and live healthier. But besides the main goal of weight loss, gastric surgeries—like gastric bypass—have many proven, long-term benefits. Learn about some of the most powerful health and wellness benefits of gastric surgeries below.
1. Long-Term, Effective Weight Loss
People often want to lose weight quickly without having to make major changes to their lifestyles. And everything from fad diets and juice cleanses to liposuction is designed for instant gratification. The problem with these isn’t necessarily that they’re unhealthy, but that they just aren’t designed to last. You may lose weight quickly, but it’s not likely to remain off.
The key to long-term, effective weight loss is stability. If you want to be continuously losing weight, it has to be done in such a way that you can maintain. Gastric surgeries aren’t meant to be quick fixes. Instead, they are a way to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle.
By shrinking or limiting the space in your stomach, gastric surgeries actually force you to change the amount of food you’re consuming. If you’re willing to continue to eat less and make positive improvements to your diet and exercise habits, you should be losing weight long after your gastric surgery.
2. Improvement of Coexisting Diseases
Gastric surgeries are often used to help treat diseases or conditions that coexist with being overweight or obese. Some of the health conditions that can either be lessened or treated with gastric surgeries include:
- Cholesterol Abnormalities
- Diabetes (Type II)
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Gastric Reflux
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Apnea
3. Positive Changes in Your Quality of Life
When you lose a significant amount of weight, you should see improvements in your quality of life and your mental and physical wellness. Many people experience greater mobility, better sleep, more energy, and a more positive attitude on life following their gastric surgeries.
4. A Potential for a Longer Life
People who are severely overweight or obese are more likely to suffer from obesity-related diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure. Obese people are more likely to suffer from (or die from) heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and other weight-related medical problems.
Because of this, the life expectancy for someone who is overweight or obese is typically shorter than someone of a healthy weight. When you drastically improve your health through a gastric surgery, you’re also drastically improving your chance at a longer, healthier life.
About Our Gastric Surgeries
We specialize in helping people live healthier, happier lives through gastric surgeries. Our doctors perform minimally invasive or non-surgical procedures to help you lose the weight that’s taking a toll on your physical and mental wellness.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions about gastric surgery, financing, or our center. Need more information on the different types of gastric surgery? Click below to learn how each one works and the benefits of each procedure.