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How might weight loss surgery help your health?

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After gastric bypass or certain other types of weight loss surgery, the health benefits often happen right away. If you have diabetes, for instance, it might improve dramatically. The same might be true of high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and other conditions.

Improved health after adjustable banding procedures may be more gradual.

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

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