Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Definition and Effects of Obesity

Obesity is defined as excess fat accumulation in people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. Obesity can lead to a number of health problems, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, joint problems and sleep apnea. In addition, obesity can also cause psychological problems and significantly affect a person’s quality of life.

Purpose and Methods of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery involves a series of surgical procedures used to treat obesity. These procedures usually reduce stomach volume or change the functioning of the digestive system. Bariatric surgery promotes weight loss, reduces obesity-related health problems, and provides long-term weight control.

Benefits and Risks of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has many benefits, including:

Significant weight loss and a reduction in obesity-related health problems.
Control of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Long-term weight control.
However, bariatric surgery is a serious procedure and involves some risks. These risks include infections, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and digestive system problems. People considering bariatric surgery should carefully weigh up the risks and benefits.


Obesity is a condition that can lead to serious health problems and is important to treat. Bariatric surgery is one option to help treat obesity effectively. However, prior to this surgical procedure, it is important to discuss it in detail with your doctor and determine the appropriate treatment plan. If you are struggling with obesity and are considering bariatric surgery, contact Golgi Health physicians for an expert evaluation.

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