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What could be the possible benefits of bariatric surgery?

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Dr. David Yan
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Lots: Bariatric surgery can help with any of the associated medical problems commonly seen with obesity. Following weight loss, patients can see improvements in their blood pressure, blood sugar, reflux disease, joint pain, sleep apnea, and many other things. You should look for a bariatric center of excellence to discuss these matters in more detail.
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Numerous: Surgical weight loss is the single most effective tool at losing and maintaining weight loss, especially if you have developed underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and htn.Weight loss can improve or resolve diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, htn, reflux, asthma, high cholesterol and lipids, improve fertility, increase life span and decrease risk of some cancer(breast, uterine, colon), etc.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Good health.: Bariatric surgery is one of the most reliable paths to permanent weight loss and all the resultant health benefits of such. Longevity, vibrance, relief of pain, control of various medical conditions without medications.

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