Weight loss surgery can improve the quality of your life.

Weight loss surgery

World Health Organisation on 'Obesity in Europe' (2010): "Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Obesity is already responsible for 2-8% of health costs and 10-13% of deaths in different parts of the Region."

Patients who suffer from severe obesity and have failed to sustain long-term improvement by conservative methods of treatment have another possibility: weight loss surgery (also called bariatric surgery or obesity surgery). As many studies show, obesity surgery is the most efficient cure for severe obesity with steady weight loss results. However, bariatric surgery not only helps patients lose weight, but also prolongs life, improves the quality of life, and can induce long-term remission of associated metabolic disorders (e.g. type 2 diabetes mellitus). This last effect is significant to that extent that the use of the term "metabolic surgery" has been proposed.

There are tens of different bariatric procedures, the most frequent being gastric band, gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve resection. They differ in the way they work and each may have different indication criteria. Post-op results of each surgery (including BAROS rating) are available at wlsr.eu.

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