Over the last 30-40 years, bariatric surgery has undergone an incredible evolution. In the 1980s and 1990s, weight loss procedures were open surgeries with high risk and questionable long-term results. After years of technological advances, the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure with proven long-term results and little to no risk.
However, aside from the technological advances, bariatric surgery is in the midst of another evolution. To some people, weight loss surgery is stigmatized as an “easy way out.” This could not be more wrong. It’s our job to teach our friends, family, co-workers and others that bariatric surgery is a tool that, if utilized properly, can help patients lose weight, cure diabetes, lower blood pressure, resolve sleep apnea and hypertension, and much more. For many patients, bariatric surgery will save their lives.
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