Type 2 Diabetes
Most patients experience an improvement in control of their diabetes following weight loss surgery. 80 % of diabetes patients are able to stop taking their diabetes medications after surgery.
High Blood Pressure
70 % of patients with high blood pressure are able to stop medications and nearly 80% have an improvement in their high blood pressure.
High Cholesterol or Triglycerides
Many patients seeking treatment have elevated cholesterol or lipids prior to surgery. Lipid profiles are improved in 75% of patients after weight loss procedures.
Many patients have undiagnosed sleep apnea at their initial evaluation for weight loss surgery. It is important to be tested and start treatment prior to surgery to minimize the risk of complications. 85% of patients have resolution of their sleep apnea symptoms following weight loss surgery.
Multiple studies have shown a decrease in the long term risk of death in obese individuals after weight loss surgery, mainly due to a reduction in death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. The reduction in risk of death is even greater in those people that have diabetes.