What medical conditions can improve after weight loss surgery?

Dr. Melissa B. Bagloo, MD
Bariatric Medicine (Obesity Medicine) Specialist

Weight loss has been associated with improvements in a number of medical conditions. These include but are not limited to hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, joint pain, PCOS, and gastroesophageal reflux. In addition, it has been associated with lower risk of mortality.

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon

Conditions that may improve after weight loss surgery include asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and gastroesophageal reflux, and sleep apnea. After having bariatric surgery including lap banding, gastroplasty, and stomach reduction surgery, patients may lose an incredible amount of weight. After that weight loss, medications for high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes may be reduced or no longer necessary. Please consult your physician.

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