Weight Loss Surgery is Proven Safe and Effective
For anyone worried about the potential risks or complications of bariatric surgery, they should know that the benefits of weight loss surgery far outweigh the risks. When undergoing any surgical procedure, there is always a small risk of complications, yet, the rate of complications experienced by bariatric patients is equal to that of some of the most routine procedures including knee replacement or appendectomy procedures.
And, for most patients, the health risks associated with not having the surgery and remaining obese are far greater than any complications that may arise as a result of the surgery. Doctors estimate that obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Being overweight makes patients at a much higher risk of developing dangerous conditions including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Beverly Hills Physicians is one of the best places that patients can turn to for a gastric sleeve procedure or other types of bariatric surgery. The gastric sleeve is a good option for many patients because it is lower risk than a gastric bypass, but it is also proven to help patients lose weight more quickly than if they were to have a Lap Band put in. It is for this reason that many Lap Band patients who are dissatisfied with the amount of weight lost ask for a lap band revision to gastric sleeve. Because the Lap Band is an entirely reversible procedure, this revision procedure can be performed with the same level of safety as the other popular surgeries.