Coronary heart disease
Studies show bariatric surgery cuts the risk of developing coronary heart disease in half.
Patients who have bariatric surgery reduce their risk of death from cancer by 60%.
The risk of death from bariatric surgery is about 0.1%.
Patients who have bariatric surgery can improve their life expectancy by 89%.
Bariatric surgery patients typically experience their maximum weight loss 1-2 years after surgery.
Research shows surgery patients who kept doctors appointments for at least 3 years after surgery, lost an average of 24% more than those who didn't.
Overweight and obesity related conditions affect an estimated 97 million Americans. They are the second leading cause of preventable death in our country.
Type 2 diabetes
Patients who have bariatric surgery reduce their risk of death from diabetes by 98%.
Bariatric surgery can improve or resolve more than 30 obesity-related conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Studies show patients who attend support groups maintain their weight loss 20-30% better than those patients who do not attend.