Dr. Chen Weighs In "Bariatric Surgery Extends & Improves Life"
With all of the amazing results seen after bariatric surgery, especially with the resolution of comorbidities, it’s not a surprise that surgery has been shown to extend lifespan!
Studies have shown that patients who undergo bariatric surgery extend lifespan on average by 6 years. For those with diabetes, the increase in life-expectancy is closer to 10+ years!
In another way of looking at it, bariatric surgery patients had a 89% less chance of dying than those who did not have surgery. You do not get these awesome changes with diet or medications, namely because these non-surgical options do not effectively treat obesity and its associated co-morbidities.
It's hard to argue with those numbers. But another thing to point out is not only does bariatric surgery add years to people’s lives, it adds GOOD and healthy years to people’s lives. In a large study, quality of life improved in 95% of bariatric surgery patients!
All these awesome results further support why bariatric surgery is now supported for a wider range of patients.
Bariatric surgery saves and extends lives!