Benefits Of Gastric Bypass:
The amount of weight patients can lose after the surgery is often impressive. The weight loss leads to a reduction in the risk of obesity-associated diseases such as hypertension and heart disease. The risk of death due to obesity is also reduced after a gastric bypass operation, by nearly 40%.
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This risk is usually reduced with the amount of weight loss that can be achieved after a gastric bypass operation.
The risk of hyperlipidemia (high blood cholesterol and triglycerides) is also reduced.
Obstructive sleep apnea and disrupted sleep are other common complications that are often resolved after gastric bypass surgery.
Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) may be relieved after the bypass surgery.
Lower back pain, knee damage and joint pain associated with excess body weight may also improve.
The risk of venous thromboembolic disease is reduced.