What are the long-term effects of weight loss surgery?

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Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Some of the long term effects of weight loss surgery include improvement in serious medical conditions. Diabetes may be greatly controlled and insulin levels reduced or completely discontinued. High blood pressure may improve lower your dose or also discontinuing the medication. Hypercholesterolemia may be improved and sleep apnea may be completely reversed and normalized. Finally gastroesophageal reflux may be reduced and may decrease incidence of gastritis, ulcerations and esophagitis.

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Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight loss surgery procedures, including liposuction, gastric bypass, gastric botox and Lap Band surgery are viable options for those needing help with excessive weight loss. But they aren't without their risks. Weight loss surge...

ry procedures should only be performed on individuals for whom regular diet, exercise and medication didn't prove effective. Check out the answers below for more information on how weight loss surgery has advanced over time and which one might be best for you.
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