Advantages of Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric weight loss surgery offers a complete transformation—body, health, and lifestyle.  The changes patients experience are oftentimes life changing.  Whether it’s improving and resolving diabetes, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol or improving mental health and energy levels, bariatric surgery provides numerous benefits to patients looking to lose a large amount of weight.

There are numerous bariatric surgeries available from Dr. Frenzel at Advanced Bariatric Surgery.  At an initial consultation, patients learn all about the different options, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric band, lap band, and the Realize band.  These surgeries are all designed to help obese patients lose weight quickly, make necessary health improvements, and transform their mental health.

During bariatric surgery, the anatomy of the stomach and digestive system are changed.  Regardless of which surgery is chosen, it’s crucial for patients to understand that bariatric surgery is a tool in the weight loss process.  To achieve overall results, patients need to put in effort through nutritional changes, exercise programs, behavior modification, etc.

As gastrointestinal anatomy changes, patients will notice a decrease in appetite and an increase in feeling full.  The result of these changes lead to weight loss.  However, hormonal changes should also be anticipated.  After weight loss surgery, patient’s experience a difference in their hormones—this also leads to weight loss.

To achieve long term weight loss, it is imperative for patients to stick to a healthy lifestyle.  Changes in diet and exercise are vital.  Bariatric surgery is a jump start to restrict food intake and provide increased energy levels.  Once this is achieved, it is up to the patient to transform their eating habits and start exercising regularly.

In addition to medical improvements and mental health, weight loss surgery helps patients feel better, resolve depression and anxiety, and decrease anxiety in social situations.

The benefits of bariatric weight loss surgery are endless.  With the proper knowledge and expectations, weight loss patients should anticipate psychological, medical, and overall health benefits.

If you have any questions regarding weight loss surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Frenzel to discuss all of your concerns and to learn more about each specific weight loss procedure.

*Actual weight loss results may vary based on the individual.


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