As a patient, you will play a critical role in the long-term success of your bariatric surgery, which is not a quick fix but a “tool” on your path to a healthier life.
This website provides a general overview of laparoscopic surgical techniques available for the management of severe obesity. The decision to have any surgical procedure should be the patient’s choice after consulting with his/her surgeon.
Obesity surgery is an alternative to medical management, which may include diets, drug therapy, behavior modification, or exercise programs.
Laparoscopic obesity surgery is relatively new; therefore, long-term results, weight loss, and possible complications are unknown. There are no guarantees in surgery or medicine. Outcome depends on the patient’s cooperation and determination in following instructions post-op and modifying his/her lifestyle.