Special Message from the American Society for Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS)

SAVE WITH SURGERYAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many other leading organizations, obesity is a risk factor for many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and now severe COVID-19. Reduce your risk. Think about weight loss surgery. It is the best long-term treatment for severe obesity and related diseases. And the risks of living with obesity far outweigh the risks of weight loss surgery, which today is as safe as gallbladder surgery, appendicitis surgery or knee replacement. Learn more ASMBS President Dr. It can cure your diabetes, high blood pressure and even prevent some cancers. It can change your life.

  1. Where diets fail, weight loss surgery works
  2. People with obesity often feel like they are trapped in an endless cycle of diets without success. Studies show that for most obese people, the probability of losing even 5% of weight loss without weight loss surgery is 1 in 8 for men և 1 for women ցածր 1 for women. Weight loss surgery can help you overcome the odds. It is considered to be the most effective treatment for obese obesity, which helps most people lose weight, have fewer heart attacks, resolve or eliminate their diabetes, live longer and healthier lives.

  3. Send type 2 diabetes into remission
  4. Weight loss surgery is becoming more and more popular as a metabolic or diabetic surgery for its significant effect on type 2 diabetes. Studies show that diabetes surgery improves or eliminates the disease in almost 90% of patients. Patients who have had diabetes for less than five years and are losing weight after surgery are more likely to have diabetes completely eliminated; they will never need any more medication to control it.

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  5. Weight loss surgery is safer than ever
  6. Advances in surgical techniques and new technologies have made weight loss surgery as safe as the most common surgeries in the United States, including gallbladder surgery, appendectomy, and knee replacement. Almost all weight loss surgeries are performed with a few small incisions, allowing most patients to return to work within one to two weeks.

  7. Be for your children
  8. Those who treat obesity with weight loss surgery live longer. One study found that weight loss surgery reduced the risk of premature death by 89 percent. Patients with diabetes have a reduced mortality rate of more than 90 percent and deaths from heart disease by more than 50 percent. Untreated obesity, on the other hand, is associated with a 50-100% chance of death.

  9. Improve your quality of life
  10. In addition to improving health և longevity, weight loss surgery also significantly improves mobility, sexual function և self-esteem. Depression: anxiety also decreases significantly.

Most health insurers will recommend weight loss surgery for people who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 with an obesity-related illness or condition such as diabetes.

The American Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS) advises patients to explore their options with their physicians և consult with a bariatric surgeon, part of the National Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center, where a team of health professionals can review your surgery. benefits: : Support yourself during your weight loss journey. Accreditation means quality.

To find a bariatric surgeon at your local accredited center who is a member of ASMBS, please fill out the form below.

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