Primary Care Providers Vital After Weight Loss Surgery

Healthy Habits

It's easy to get the care you need.

See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

Though a bariatric surgeon will help you through the process of having your surgery, it’s important to continue the partnership with your primary care provider also.

In most cases, bariatric surgery has many positive effects on diseases, including diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, and even depression. 

Keeping your primary care provider in the loop about your bariatric progress and continuing regular visits is a good way to make sure these diseases continue to be monitored. 

For example, with diabetes, obesity is a complicating factor in 80 percent of cases, according to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryOff Site Icon (ASMBS). Even a small amount of weight loss can have a big effect on diabetes. 

In an American Medical AssociationOff Site Icon (AMA) study, about 77 percent of patients with diabetes didn’t need their medication after bariatric surgery. About 86 percent of those patients ended up with a less-severe version of diabetes following surgery.

For more information about the importance visiting your primary care provider to monitor chronic diseases after bariatric surgery, talk with your doctor or visit Premier Weight Loss Solutions.

It's easy to get the care you need.

See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.