Why Choose Bariatric Surgery?
With the passage of time obesity has turned into a national health issue. The last two decades has witnessed a double rate of overweight people and obesity among children and adults. In the category of preventable causes after tobacco, obesity will be the second to cause death among the people of United States. Morbid obesity is one of the major issue that has a link with the various causes that severely effects the health of any overweight patient, like that of heart attacks, hypertension, high glucose or diabetes.
If Bariatric surgery is converted in an efficient manner, it will assist the obese people to work on their conditions. However, one thing that should always be borne in mind is that a Bariatric surgery is a major surgery. It should be considered to be the last step of treatment for obesity. If all other techniques and measures fail to work on a morbidly obese patient then the last resort should be Bariatric surgery.
The decision for Bariatric surgery should be taken only after consulting appropriate doctors and with the recommendations of the Bariatric surgeon. It will be the duty of the qualified Bariatric surgeon to inform the patient about his health condition and all the merits and demerits as associated with the surgery. This should include the details of the process, the entire recovery time, the side effects and the follow up checkups that will be essential. In the course of routine evaluation of the patient’s health they might be required to look up to a nutritionist or a dietician and a therapist or a psychiatrist in order to know the post surgery complications/ changes in the behavior of the patient during the long term period.
In making the decision of whether or not to have weight loss surgery, you should consider the following:
Increased Life Expectancy
The risk of death association with Bariatric surgery is much more than in case of death due to obesity. The fact is that obesity is the second most leading cause for preventable death cases after tobacco being the first. As per a recent study it has been found that the rate of death for an obese person is almost double than the rate for a non obese person.
Resolution or Improvement of Obesity-related Health Conditions
It is said that with one operation one can cure 5 problems. None of the other techniques has such capacity to do the same. With the Bariatric surgery problems like hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, adult onset diabetes, sleep apnea and gastro esophageal reflux disease has been replenished in a remarkable manner. Apart from the following according to a study it has been suggested that a morbidly obese patient who undergoes a Bariatric surgery, reduces his chances to be attacked by certain types of cancer.
In addition, recent research suggests morbidly obese patients who undergo weight-loss surgery greatly reduce their risk of certain types of cancer.
After the successful completion of the Bariatric surgery people are seen to enjoy their reincarnation phase as that leads to rise in self esteem, development of self image etc. however, this should never be the driving factor to undergo the surgery. Our basic purpose is to stay healthy and lead a better life.
It should always be kept in mind that any surgery never promises 100% recovery. Unexpected outcomes may come without any notice even with the simplest of the procedures. The underlying factor is that a weight loss surgery can only be successful if the patients undergo a regular routine throughout the life as advised by the doctor after the surgery. As certain type of challenges are seem to be unexpected by the patients after their surgery. The change in the lifestyle can lead to stress in marital life as well as in the life of other family members. In order to support the patients after surgery with important tips to lead a healthy lifestyle, the Bariatric surgeons maintains various groups to advice the patients. These groups educate the patients with their valuable suggestions.
However, the end decisions rest on the patient. After a proper evaluation of the benefits and the side effects the patients have to decide upon their call. They can measure the parameters and see what overweigh the other. Surgery is just a medium as the final work rest upon the patient himself, as how they adhere to the dietary chart and a proper health regime.