Bariatric Surgery Benefits
What are the benefits of bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight and improve many health problems related to obesity. These health problems include
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- unhealthy cholesterol levels
- sleep apnea
- urinary incontinence
- body pain
- knee and hip pain
You may be better able to move around and be physically active after surgery. You might also notice your mood improve and feel like your quality of life is better.
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The NIDDK would like to thank:
Anita Courcoulas, M.D., M.P.H, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Walter J. Pories, M.D., F.A.C.S., Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University