Bariatric surgery benefits
There are many benefits associated with gastric bypass surgery and other weight loss surgeries. In order to qualify for weight loss surgery you must be morbidly obese. This means that you are so much overweight that it can result in death and sever medical issues. It is important that people who undergo weight loss surgery are those who have spent years attempting non-surgical weight loss programs. These can include standard diets, nutritional counseling, exercise, etc… Anyone who has met these requirements and is between the age of eighteen and sixty generally qualifies for weight loss surgery. It is also important when considering weight loss surgery, that you have a body mass index of at least forty. If you have a body mass index of thirty five but are also suffering from obesity-related diseases, then you also qualify. This body mass index means that you are around one hundred pounds overweight.
The cost for these weight loss surgeries can range between fifteen and thirty five thousand dollars. Some insurance companies will cover those who qualify for the surgery but it is important that you prove certain things before qualification can be made. This include documented attempts at losing weight in the past, a body mass index of the aforementioned, obesity-related diseases, and a letter from your doctor stating the medical need for this surgery. After these items have been reviewed, many insurance companies will cover almost every type of popular weight loss surgery.
For those who qualify, undergoing weight loss surgery can result in rapid weight loss first and foremost. This rapid weight loss takes places over the course of five years following the surgery. During this time, those who adhere to the strict dietary and nutritional guidelines and those who continually exercise as they should will see weight loss of up to seventy to ninety percent of their excess weight. This does many things for patients. It can greatly reduce the obesity-related medical conditions, and in many cases get rid of them altogether. These can include things such as Diabetes, severe sleep apnea, arthritis, and asthma. People who successfully undergo weight loss surgery not only reduce their current medical problems, but reduce the risk of additional medical problems. After weight loss surgery, patients are less prone to suicide or depression, and live happier lives. Successful weight loss surgery patients are proven to do better at work, succeed rapidly in their career field, and earn more money after completing the surgery.
Since there are many types of weight loss surgeries available, it is important to discuss with your doctor the procedures, risks, and possible benefits associated with each surgery. After this you should conduct additional research on your own to best determine which weight loss surgical option is best for you and your body. Doctors can provide recommendations to bariatric surgeons once you have selected a procedure and help you with your insurance paperwork prior to undergoing to surgery. Once the surgery is completed, its effectiveness will be based upon how strictly you follow the nutritional guidelines and the exercise guidelines for post-op patients.