Embarking on the journey of bariatric surgery is like opening a door to a world of transformations that go far beyond the numbers on the scale. While shedding pounds is undoubtedly a significant victory, the real magic is not something seen on a scale.
Patients experience many types of victories that enhance their lives after weight-loss surgery.
Gaining Back Independence
Obesity can severely impact a person’s independence. It can include having difficulty getting ready for the day, struggling to walk up a flight of stairs or pick up your child, or worrying about fitting into a seat.
Roller Weight Loss patient, Alex, lost 275 pounds after bariatric surgery and gained back his independence. “You don't have to worry about buying an extra plane ticket or having two seats. My wife had to help me tie my shoes. That’s the burden you put yourself in when you're that much overweight. And now, those are all non-existent.”
Resolution of Obesity-Related Health Issues
Bariatric surgery can improve or resolve various obesity-related health conditions. Conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and sleep apnea often show remarkable improvement post-surgery. This not only enhances the quality of life for individuals, but also reduces the long-term healthcare costs associated with managing these chronic conditions.
A recent study shows that bariatric surgery extends as well as improves lives. Researchers have found that there is a 72% decline in deaths related to diabetes after bariatric surgery.
Within this, deaths from cardiovascular disease drop by 29% and deaths from cancer decrease by 43%.
Enhanced Mobility and Physical Activity
Carrying excess weight can severely limit one's mobility and ability to engage in physical activities. The weight lost after surgery can be a catalyst for a more active lifestyle. This, in turn, contributes to better cardiovascular health, muscle strength, joint health, and overall physical well-being.
Patients who previously struggled with simple tasks like climbing stairs or walking short distances often find themselves enjoying activities they hadn't done in years. Roller Weight Loss patient, Caleb, said, “gym was just not in my vocabulary” before bariatric surgery, but after losing 172 pounds at Roller Weight Loss, he goes to the gym up to five times a week. Caleb said, “I feel energized. I feel happier. I feel like when I leave the gym after a workout, I feel like I could fly.”
Positive Impact on Relationships
Enjoying time with family and friends sometimes takes a backseat when a person is living with obesity. Bariatric surgery can have profound effects on interpersonal relationships. As individuals experience improvements in their physical and mental well-being, their confidence and self-assurance often grow, positively impacting relationships, both personal and professional.
Moreover, the lifestyle changes that accompany bariatric surgery, such as adopting healthier eating habits and engaging in regular exercise, can inspire those around the patient to make positive changes as well. Spouses, family members, and friends may find themselves adopting healthier habits, creating a ripple effect of wellness within the patient's social circle.
The Roller Weight Loss Difference
Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery is proud to be the most advanced and experienced bariatric surgical group in the region. Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery specializes in the Modified Duodenal Switch (ModDS), a less invasive version of the traditional duodenal switch (DS). It’s considered the most effective surgery against diabetes.
We have performed individualized weight loss surgeries for patients from 47 out of 50 states, with patients traveling from all over the United States to change their lives for the better.
We look forward to helping you on your weight loss journey!