Benefits

The Benefits of Morbid Obesity Surgery

Patient compliance has a large impact on the success of the surgery. The support of family and friends can go a long way. The University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a support group which meets once a month. Patients who have had surgery, as well as those considering surgery, are welcome to attend.

The decision to undergo obesity surgery is a very big one. This is major surgery, not cosmetic. Improving one's image and self-esteem should not be the only reason for having surgery. The goal is to live healthier and longer.

The results of obesity surgery can be measured in terms of weight loss, improvement of medical problems and quality of life. This generally takes 1 to 2 years. Studies have shown that most patients lose a satisfactory amount of weight. Some weight regain is not uncommon, however.

Some diseases in some patients can be resolved; such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, urinary incontinence, acid reflux and menstrual problems. Joint and muscle aches and pains are diminished, if not resolved. Many infertile women can become pregnant. The changes in cholesterol and other blood lipids reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

No operation will succeed without the patient's cooperation. In order to get the benefits of surgery, the risks must be considered. Complying with the requirements of the surgery chosen will help make the surgery a success.

Patient compliance has a large impact on the success of the surgery. The support of family and friends can go a long way. The University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a support group which meets once a month. Patients who have had surgery, as well as those considering surgery, are welcome to attend.

The decision to undergo obesity surgery is a very big one. This is major surgery, not cosmetic. Improving one's image and self-esteem should not be the only reason for having surgery. The goal is to live healthier and longer.

The results of obesity surgery can be measured in terms of weight loss, improvement of medical problems and quality of life. This generally takes 1 to 2 years. Studies have shown that most patients lose a satisfactory amount of weight. Some weight regain is not uncommon, however.

Some diseases in some patients can be resolved; such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, urinary incontinence, acid reflux and menstrual problems. Joint and muscle aches and pains are diminished, if not resolved. Many infertile women can become pregnant. The changes in cholesterol and other blood lipids reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

No operation will succeed without the patient's cooperation. In order to get the benefits of surgery, the risks must be considered. Complying with the requirements of the surgery chosen will help make the surgery a success.

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