10 questions to ask before having bariatric surgery

10 questions to ask before having bariatric surgery

According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost one in three Americans is overweight or obese. Obesity can have serious health implications, including increasing risk for diabetes, heart disease, joint problems and even some cancers.

For those who have struggled with being overweight or obese throughout their lives, bariatric surgery can offer a new chance at a healthier, happier life. Each year, approximately 180,000 people undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight and reclaim their health. Unlike other forms of weight loss, bariatric surgery can help patients lose weight and keep it off.

Have you been considering weight loss surgery? While bariatric surgery has been successful for many patients, it's not right for everyone. Before making the big decision to have bariatric surgery, ask your doctor these questions.

  1. How do I know if weight loss surgery is right for me?
  2. Are there other weight loss options I should try first?
  3. How does weight loss surgery work?
  4. What are the different types of bariatric surgery? What are the pros and cons of each surgical option?
  5. How can weight loss surgery improve my overall health? (Ex: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or sleep apnea)
  6. What are the risks of weight loss surgery? How common are complications from bariatric surgery?
  7. How much weight can I expect to lose?
  8. How can I prepare myself mentally for surgery?
  9. What will my recovery be like? Will I need to have plastic surgery after weight loss surgery?
  10. How will I need to adjust my lifestyle after bariatric surgery?

There is not a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to bariatric surgery. Goshen Health Physicians Team:Bariatrics is a team of weight loss experts, including surgeons, physicians, a nurse practitioner, nutritionists and personal trainers. We take a holistic approach to weight loss, caring for every part of you as a patient, not just your waistline.

To learn more about weight loss with Team:Bariatrics, give us a call today at 877-566-4660.

 

Posted: 8/10/2016 by Goshen Health
Filed under: healthy adults, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, wellness awareness

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