A lot of people come to Temple for bariatric surgery with the goal of losing weight to feel better. But bariatric surgery is so much more than that. At Temple, bariatric surgery is one component of a comprehensive, life-changing program.
With bariatric surgery, you’ll not only lose weight, but you may also see significant health benefits. For many, it’s the beginning of many positive changes they see in their lives.
Obesity is a complex condition that puts you at risk of developing multiple, preventable health problems. These include:
Over time, excess weight takes a toll on your health and these conditions can worsen. Our goal with weight-loss surgery is to help people overcome these health challenges so they can hopefully live a more engaging life.
We encourage anyone interested in bariatric surgery to view our online seminar. This is a great introduction to the types of bariatric surgery we offer, and it also goes into more detail about obesity as a condition.
Afterward, you can schedule an appointment with me or another Temple bariatric surgeon to talk more about the program and ask any questions you may have. You may be curious to learn more about co-existing health conditions, for example. Here are just a few of the questions we might talk about:
What conditions are related to obesity?
I mentioned sleep apnea, high blood pressure and diabetes, but obesity is also linked to other potentially serious conditions such as:
Once you develop these conditions, you may need treatment such as taking medication or having to use a CPAP machine every night.