Patients frequently wonder if bariatric surgery is the best choice for them. This is a life-changing operation that needs to be considered thoughtfully.
Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic surgery. It should only be considered after other rigorous attempts to lose weight have proven unsuccessful. You should carefully analyze the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery with your doctor. It is important to realize that in order for bariatric surgery to be effective, you, as a patient, must commit to long-term follow-up with your bariatric surgeon and lifestyle changes.