Should I have weight loss surgery? Part 3
Morbid obesity can lead to long-term chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Losing weight is an important part of reducing risk for these conditions. If diet and exercise don’t accomplish this goal, weight loss surgery may be the best option. “For anyone considering weight loss surgery, the most important fact I can give you is that it is not easy,” says Dr. Ingram. “It still takes a lot of effort after surgery. And it still takes time after surgery. You’re not going to lose the weight immediately, and you’re going to find it difficult at times. Where the benefit comes in is being able to sustain the weight loss over a longer period of time and to be able to keep the weight off once you lose it. Here at CHI St. Vincent we have put together a comprehensive team that’s going to help you through this process. We have some resources available to help you along the way.”
Learn more about weight loss surgery at CHI St. Vincent.