Risk complication: Remaining Obese VS. Having Surgery
Comparing the risk of remaining obese to the risk of bariatric surgery is like comparing apples to oranges:
- Obesity risks are stretched out over a long period of time. Problems can take many years to develop and worsen. Ultimately, having obesity leads to a decreasing quality of life, increasing severity of many health issues, and an increasing risk of premature death.
- Bariatric surgery risks tend to fall within the first 30 days after surgery. For the more involved procedures that lead to the most weight loss, the mortality (death) rate is about 0.1% or 1 out of every 1,000 patients. However, 7% of these patients experience Weight Loss Surgery Complications. The less involved procedures have much less weight loss and a much lower risk of Weight Loss Surgery Complications.
Actions To Reduce The Risk Of Weight Loss Surgery Complications
You will be better prepared to make the right decisions if you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after surgery.