Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about obesity.

Can weight loss surgery resolve someone’s health issues?

Weight loss surgery can help improve many obesity-related health issues, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Some conditions weight loss surgery has been shown to improve include:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure

Many people who have weight loss surgery end up taking less medication to treat obesity-related conditions also, according to the ASMBS.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how weight loss surgery can affect health issues.

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Source: Mujeeb Siddiqui, DO, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; Registered Dietitian Laura Vikmanis, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center