Any surgical procedure comes with its own set of benefits and risks, and bariatric surgery is no exception.
Each patient who is considering weight loss surgery is an individual and should be considered as such by the surgeon. This surgery is designed to help patients lose a significant amount of body weight initially, all the while reforming their lifestyle and choices after the surgery is complete.
It is important to consider not only the benefits of the surgery, but also the risks associated with the procedure in order to make the best decision for the patient. In general, most surgeons who perform this procedure find that the benefits of losing a significant amount of excess body weight and the subsequent health benefits that follow outweigh the individual risks associated with this procedure, which can vary from patient to patient.