According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), a weight loss procedure can significantly improve your health and free you to pursue an active and happy life.
Benefits of bariatric surgery may include:
All surgeries carry some risk. Your bariatric surgeon will review the potential complications and risks with you well before your surgery. Pneumonia, blood clots, infection, bleeding, leaking at staple lines, as well as ulcers, hernia and gallstones may occur, but are infrequent. Generally, the risks associated with weight loss surgery are significantly less than the risk of remaining morbidly obese.
For most people, the average hospital stay is one or two days. While most patients go back to work within two weeks, the actual length of time will be determined by your surgeon. There are also some restrictions that apply.
We also offer individual and group support with others on the weight loss journey. And, even as years pass and you continue to meet your goals, we’ll be right here to monitor, support and celebrate your success.
UPMC Central PA Weight Management providers are experts at medical weight loss and minimally invasive surgical weight management procedures. The benefits of weight loss surgery can improve your quality of life and reduce your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea. We work with patients long after the surgery has been completed. Through weight loss support groups and dietetic counseling, we continue to work with the patient to maintain healthy lifelong lifestyle changes.
Are you ready to start your weight loss journey? Are you interested in bariatric surgery? Contact UPMC Central PA Weight Management Center, located in Lititz, Pa, today to get started.
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