Top Resolutions Solved by Bariatric Surgery
For most of us, the New Year means a New You. People try to better themselves by giving up smoking, learning a new skill, spending more time with family, or – most frequently – losing weight. Unfortunately, many people give up on these news goals and end up having the same New Year Resolution every year.
At NYBG, we’re here to help you have No More Resolutions by showing you which resolutions bariatric surgery can help you achieve. Here’s a hint: there’s a lot!
It may seem like a no-brainer, but bariatric surgery helps patients lose weight and keep it off forever. In fact, it is the most successful option for long-term weight loss, proven to be more effective than diet and exercise alone. Most commercial diets lack any successful long-term results, while bariatric surgery averages anywhere between 50-73% excess weight lost.
Groundbreaking professionals are consistently improving bariatric procedures – like the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy – to increase their effectiveness and accessibility. Most patients need a BMI of 40 or higher (or 35 with at least 1 obesity-related condition) to receive a surgery. However, options like the ReShape Dual Balloon bring weight-loss success to people with a lower BMI.
Becoming More Active
It’s easier to live a more active lifestyle post-bariatric surgery. We recommend that patients exercise alongside their new dietary habits. It’s expected that patients incorporate a workout regimen into their lifestyles. With consistent practice it becomes easy to be more active.
As a bonus, we have resources to help our patients live healthier lives! We have regular consultations with our patients where we help create and improve plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. This improves the rate of patient success for a more effective experience.
Spending More Time with Family
Bariatric surgery can’t give you more vacation days or hours off, but it can give you MORE time to spend with your loved ones.
Obesity has been linked to 20% of deaths among women and 15% among men. Bariatric surgery is the solution for obesity, and has been proven to alleviate its life-threatening complications as well! Weight loss surgery helps increase longevity while improving quality of life – talk about a win-win!
As we mentioned previously, when people lose weight, their weight-related conditions go away. Bariatric surgery has been linked to the improvement and even remission of diabetes, sleep apnea, COPD, and joint pain, among others.
These overall improvements to health help make it easier to live a healthy lifestyle.
The estimated annual cost of obesity is over $15,000. People who suffer obesity have to pay for medications, diet plans, gym memberships, diet pills, healthcare costs, and your excess food.
Bariatric surgery alleviates most of those problems which also decreases the strain on your wallet. As a bonus, some insurance companies cover bariatric procedures, meaning patients won’t have to pay for their surgery out-of-pocket.
Come to the Experts!
Whether it’s time to complete a resolution or simply lose weight, come to NYBG! We’re the experts in our field, with over 12,000 procedures performed and the most gastric balloons placed in the United States. Our patients’ success and comfort are our top priorities, and we’ve designed our practice to maximize them. To see how we can help you make 2018 your year, message us today!