Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, bariatric surgery has both benefits and risks. If you're not morbidly obese, bariatric surgery risks far outweigh the expected health benefits of weight loss.

The team at the UPMC Bariatric Surgery Center works with you to make sure weight loss surgery is the best option for you.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits

  • Weight loss — Immediately following procedures, most people lose weight rapidly and continue to do so for 18 to 36.
  • Improved health — Weight loss surgery may improve many obesity-related health conditions, including:
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Sleep apnea
  • Improved mood and quality of life — After weight loss procedures, many people report decreased depression and an overall improvement in social and emotional well-being as some of the benefits of bariatric surgery.  Most people have more energy and more active lifestyles.

Read how bariatric surgery changed the lives of real UPMC patients or learn more about the risks and complications of bariatric surgery.

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