Why Weight Loss Surgery?
“I don’t like how I look but, really, I feel fine.”
Your health could be in danger without you knowing it.
Weight loss is hard and frustrating if you’re overweight. With San Ramon Regional Medical Center’s weight loss services and staff we’re here to help you reach your weight loss goals. If you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery, we can help you gain the confidence in a new you.
Carrying excessive weight can put you at risk for numerous health complications, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart problems
- Crippling arthritis
- Sleep apnea
- Chronic Headaches
- Shortening life span up to 14 years
Problems with an Existing Lap Band
Through Bariatric Revision Surgery, we are ready to help those having complications with an implanted gastric band. Our doctors will meet with you to discuss removal of the weight loss device, and they may potentially suggest another form of bariatric surgery.
If obesity runs in your family you don’t have to accept the same fate. Break the cycle and improve your health.
Unable to Have Surgery Because of Weight
Carrying an excessive amount of weight can also put you at a higher risk for some common surgical procedures. It may be hard or impossible to give you anesthesia. Doctors may have a hard time finding your veins or knowing how much medication you need.
After surgery, your risk for complications may increase due to your weight. Chances are greater of having a heart attack, wounds may not heal properly and there is a risk of developing nerve damage. It’s best to drop some pounds first, which will help to increase your chance of a successful operation.
Obese women are nearly half as likely to become pregnant than women of normal weight. And even if you become pregnant, there can be a greater chance of losing the baby.
Obese men can also have health problems that interfere with fertility. They may suffer from hormone irregularities that limit sperm production.
Is weight and health affecting your self-image? Losing weight and getting healthy can help you gain confidence and lead to a healthier, more active and fulfilled life.