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Do I need weight loss surgery?

Has your weight become unmanageable?
Have you had several failed attempts at dieting or weight loss?
Is weight loss surgery the right option for you?

Bariatric surgery is an option when other weight loss avenues have been explored and failed and is considered a lifesaving surgery.

How can weight loss surgery help you?

People who consider this type of bariatric surgery fall into the category of being overweight or obese. This surgery not only reduces the amount of weight the patient is carrying but also helps to manage several comorbidities that accompany a diagnosis of obesity. Comorbidity is a medical term which relates to conditions that arise as a by product of the original condition. These can include Type 2 diabetes, depression, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, stroke, related cancers and several other conditions.

What are the risks involved with weight loss surgery?

Before undertaking any type of surgery, it is important that you understand all of the risks associated.

  • Band slippage
  • Gastric reflux
  • Leakage
  • Bleeding at the suture line
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Dumping

Please speak to our staff for more information regarding these possible complications.

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