Who Should Consider Having Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Aug 6, 2019 1:16:00 PM

Gastric bypass surgery is a medical weight loss option for many people. While it’s not right for everyone, knowing more about gastric bypass surgery can help you decide if it’s a way for you to achieve your weight loss goals.

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What Are the Main Advantages of Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jul 5, 2019 2:13:00 PM

The number of Americans seeking bariatric surgery continues to rise every year. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the number of bariatric surgeries increased from 158,000 to 228,000 between 2011 and 2017. And with the impressive results that weight loss surgery offers, it is no surprise that the global bariatric surgery market is projected to exceed $3.5 million by 2024. But the benefits of bariatric surgery extend far beyond weight loss. They include improved mobility, diabetes remission, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of cancer, and a host of others. Below is a look at the top eight advantages of bariatric surgery.

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Understanding the Different Types of Bariatric Surgery

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jun 24, 2019 1:51:42 PM

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports approximately 40 percent of adults in the United States struggle with obesity, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) estimates about a third of obese adults fall under the umbrella of severe, or morbid obesity. In cases of severe obesity where individuals haven't had success with diet, exercise, or medications for weight loss, bariatric surgery is the next step. Bariatric surgery is a safe and effective approach for treating individuals who struggle with severe obesity.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

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