Bariatric surgery, also known as obesity surgery, is an operation performed for weight loss. It is no longer possible for individuals who reach this stage to lose weight with regular diets. Even if they try diets many times, they cannot be successful, and they decide to bariatric surgery as a result.
Obesity surgery, when combined with a comprehensive treatment plan, is an effective treatment method that helps the patient lose weight and maintain this weight loss in the long term. This surgery improves the quality of life and health. Bariatric surgery also provides relief or reduction in other serious diseases associated with obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver and heart disease. In short, the positive effect of “obesity surgery” on increasing the quality of life and health of people has been scientifically proven.
In this article, we will examine the Bariatric Surgery Pros and Corns, and we will shed light on patients who want to be informed about this subject.
Advantages of Bariatric Surgery;
Have a Long Life
Scientific studies reveal that individuals affected by excessive obesity and who undergo bariatric surgery have a lower risk of death than individuals who are obese and who do not undergo bariatric surgery. One of these studies showed that over the five-year observation period, individuals who had bariatric surgery had an 89% reduction in mortality than those who did not.
Treatment of Comorbid Diseases
Bariatric surgery cures comorbidities related to obesity with major weight loss in most patients. These comorbidities include high blood pressure, asthma, and other concomitant diseases such as obesity-related respiratory disorders, liver disease, a venous circulation disorder.
Quality of Life and Psychological Changes After Bariatric Surgery
In addition to improvements in health and longevity, the overall quality of life of the person increases with the weight loss with a surgical operation. Individuals’ freedom of movement, self-confidence, interactions at work and social life, and sexual life improve. The risk of unemployment and disability is reduced. In addition, depression and anxiety appear to be significantly reduced after bariatric surgery.
Long-Term Weight Loss Success
Bariatric surgeries have long-term weight loss success. Many scientific studies show that more than 90% of people who were previously obese are successful in maintaining 50% or more of their excess weight following bariatric surgery.
Disadvantages of Bariatric Surgery;
Long Term Results
Bariatric Surgery has been a widely preferred obesity surgery for more than ten years. For this reason, the success levels dating back to twenty years are not fully known. However, it was determined that patients who had bariatric surgery successfully lose weight within ten years. The success of more than ten years has not been determined yet.
Since Obesity Surgery is laparoscopic surgery, the risk of bleeding is very low. However, it is crucial to have equipment that will require immediate intervention in case of any bleeding risk. As a result of the tests, a blood transfer should be made if necessary.
In bariatric surgery, the risk of leakage, which patients fear the most, is a rare situation contrary to what is thought. In possible leakage situations, the doctor’s experience and team support are very important. When a leak is detected, immediate intervention is required.