Lose the Weight and Ease Joint Pain with Bariatric Surgery
Does it hurt just to get out of bed in the morning? Do your knees ache climbing stairs? Have you given up doing the physical things you love because of the pain?
Research has shown that losing weight can help ease joint pain!
According to the Arthritis Foundation, every pound of excess weight adds 4 pounds of pressure to your knees. In other words, 100 pounds of excess weight equals 400 pounds of pressure on your joints due to inflammation.
Obesity frequently contributes to soft tissue damage and osteoarthritis—a progressive wear-and-tear disease of the joints. People with obesity are 20 times more likely to need a knee replacement than those who are not overweight, research has shown.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obese people with osetoarthritis are three to four times more likely to need knee and hip replacements compared to people of normal weight.
Relief from Joint Pain After Bariatric Surgery
New York Bariatric Group has helped thousands of patients lose 50-70% of their excess weight and reduce joint pain.
NYBG patient Lorena says, “Before my surgery I suffered a lot with joint pain. It was difficult to do anything from tying my shoelace, to going up a flight of stairs. I was told that I only had 3 millimeters of cartilage left in my right knee and that I would probably end up with a joint replacement.” Now, after losing 145 pounds, nothing stops Lorena from living her best life. “The surgery changed my life 100 percent, 180 degrees. I am more active. I can do anything I want to do.”
Thomas lost 168 pounds after having long-term weight-loss surgery with NYBG and says it was easier than his knee replacement surgeries: “I had both my knees replaced a year apart and the bariatric surgery was like nothing compared to that.”
Harvard Medical School found that sustained weight loss of even 10 to 15 pounds can lower risk of osteoarthritis later in life.
Start Your Weight Loss Journey
When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss journey, it’s time to call NYBG! We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:
- 23 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 4 Plastic Surgeons, 21 PA’s, and 1 Colorectal Surgeon.
- 30,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
- The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
- Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q&A sessions
- 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
- Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
- Since 2000, we boast over 20 years of success!
Our commitment to patient success and excellence has earned us accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!
New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines put out by the Center of Disease Control and the Department of Health in order to keep our staff and patients safe.
We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.