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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, bariatric surgery has both benefits and risks. If you're not morbidly obese, bariatric surgery risks far outweigh the expected health benefits of bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

The team at UPMC Bariatric Services works with you to make sure weight loss surgery is the best option for you.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits

  • Weight loss — Immediately following procedures, most people lose weight rapidly and continue to do so for 18 to 36 weeks.
  • Improved health — Weight loss surgery may improve many obesity-related health conditions, including:
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Sleep apnea

Quality of Life After Bariatric Surgery

In addition to its many health benefits, bariatric surgery can help improve patient’s overall mood and psychological health.

Patients who have undergone these procedures report decreased feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as an increase in energy to take up more active lifestyles post-surgery.

Read how bariatric surgery changed the lives of real UPMC patients or learn more about the risks and complications of bariatric surgery.