Possible Benefits of Bariatric Weight-loss Procedures

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7 Benefits of Bariatric Surgery – Beyond Weight Loss

In 2023, over 40 percent of American adults lived with obesity. Black and Latino adults have the highest obesity rates at 49.9 percent and 45.6 percent, respectively. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), weight-loss surgery can enhance people’s lives and slash the risk of weight-related diseases like diabetes, stroke and morbid obesity.

Obesity is a complex condition often associated with lower life expectancy and reduced quality of life. Change may be possible with the right diagnosis and treatment customized for you by the care team at TexomaCare Weight-loss Surgery. This is a big decision with health habits and lifestyle tweaks to sustain for years to come.

  • Bariatric patients often need to lose 80 to 100 pounds to help regain general health and physical function.

If you’re a candidate for minimally invasive weight-loss surgery, the benefits of preparing for the procedure can start months before surgery day nears. For example, you can start a meditation practice or see a therapist to start considering the previous obstacles to permanent weight loss.

Like any surgery, minimally invasive bariatric procedures carry some risks, and patients should communicate their needs and fears clearly with their bariatric support team.

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  • Surgeons with advanced training in minimally invasive gastric sleeve procedures, causing less pain and quicker recovery.
  • Team of experts, including dietitians and psychologists, who continue working with you after surgery.
  • Patients can typically enjoy high success rates of success – with most losing more than half their excess weight – and safely keeping it off for years.

Bariatric surgery with TexomaCare Weight-Loss Surgery can help patients lose excess weight by reducing the size of the stomach, removing a portion of the anatomy or creating a smaller stomach pouch. Surgical methods work by limiting the amount of food you can comfortably eat, digest and excrete.

7 Benefits of Bariatric Weight-loss Surgery

Experiencing this type of health intervention can decrease risk of mortality and improve overall quality of life for the patient fairly quickly, according to NIH. You may soon:

  1. Feel more satisfied even by eating less dense food (and fewer calories) at meals.
  2. Lower the risk of high blood pressure as the pounds melt off.
  3. Decrease dietary sugars and alcohol calories.
  4. Sidestep artery-clogging fats linked to cardiovascular disease.
  5. Exercise more, 30-60 minutes every day, to sustain your fat loss, improve digestion and boost activity levels.
  6. Experience significant effects in sexual function and erectile dysfunction. Along with that perk, some research shows weight-loss surgery can boost body image and improve sexual satisfaction.
  7. Reduce joint pain and pressure, especially in the knees, hips and lower back.

Check your BMI

Overweight and obesity are roughly defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a complex formula measuring the amount of fat to muscle and bone in the body. It’s commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults.

Try the BMI calculator by entering your weight and height into the formula. Both calculators are rough estimates of the patient’s body, including muscle, fat mass and bones.

Are You a Candidate for Weight-loss Surgery?

To qualify for bariatric surgery, patients must largely have a body weight that’s 100 pounds above the average healthy weight for age, height, etc. Patients might also  qualify with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 – or a BMI of (at least) 35 along with an obesity-related health condition.

Surgery at TexomaCare Weight-Loss Surgery

While the human body may adapt to surgical anatomical changes, the patient’s mind and emotions may still be a few steps behind. Please be patient. The relationship you have with yourself is also likely to undergo changes. This is not always simple. In fact, all of your relationships may shift and transform at some point within your journey.

Check in regularly for family support, group therapy or personal counseling options, if needed. Texoma Medical Center offers a monthly bariatric support group for patients. It meets online the last Tuesday during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November at 6 p.m.

No matter what path you choose, or which type of weight-loss procedure, losing large amounts of weight safely can take dedication and sacrifice. With weight-loss surgery, the skilled surgeon and care team at TexomaCare can help prepare you for the journey ahead.

Find a doctor

For a free referral to our weight-loss surgeon, call the TexomaCare Weight-Loss Surgery Center at 903-416-6490, or search online.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.

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