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Most patients lose weight rapidly immediately following the surgery and continue to do so for 18 to 36 months. Added bonus: shopping for new clothes.
Many patients with type 2 diabetes will experience remission following surgery, say good bye to needle pricks and measuring cups.
Obesity-related health conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol will automatically improve, lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Get a better nights rest. In sleep study tests Bariatric surgery has proven to subdue obstructive sleep apnea symptoms.
After surgery patients experience overall improvement of emotional well-being, more energy and more active lifestyles.
To be eligible for weight loss surgery, patients must have a BMI greater than 40 or BMI greater than 35 with medical complications related to obesity. You and your surgeon can determine what option is best for you. Bariatric surgery procedures include:
All obesity surgery procedures are available using a minimally invasive approach called laparoscopic-assisted surgery, which means:
With over 20 years of experience in weight loss surgery, the Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program offers those who are severely obese the latest surgical procedures as tools to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Bariatric surgeons at Penn personalize treatment plans to match the needs of each patient. Penn prides itself in its continual commitment to quality, excellence and outcomes.
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