Understanding Surgery

  • Weight-loss surgery is a major medical undertaking. It can result in improved health, better mobility, a longer life, and heightened self-esteem. However, like all surgical procedures, it carries a certain amount of risk. At Memorial Health Bariatrics, we do everything we can to ensure that our patients are aware of all the risks, have researched all of their options, and are fully educated about the surgical procedure. You need to understand that in spite of all modern preventive measures, there is still a risk of complications. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the adjustable gastric band, and sleeve gastrectomy each have their own risks and requirements. We will help you select the appropriate procedure.

    Bariatric surgery itself is only a tool. It is a way to make the weight loss possible, but it is only successful when used along with major lifestyle and eating changes. Your success depends on how closely you follow the diet, exercise, and vitamin requirements after surgery. The closer you follow the regimen, the more successful you will be. Sometimes, bariatric surgery can have unexpected results, such as changed or strained family relationships and marriages. All of these factors must be taken into account before deciding to have bariatric surgery.