Benefits of surgery
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Does surgery treat any health conditions?

Obesity leads to a number of health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, joint pain, and depression.

Bariatric surgery helps treat or improve these obesity-related conditions and improves the quality of life of the patient. The degree to which it treats the conditions depends on the type of surgery.1,2,3

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Ref: 1. Wojciechowski P, Caban A, Gomułka-Piłat A, Gawęska M, Stożek A, Ryś P. Bariatric and metabolic surgery: Value Dosssier – India. Draft 1.0. HTA consulting. 2. REALIZE®. Patient Guide. Ethicon Endo-Surgery. [internet] [cited 2016 Jan 18] Available at: www.realize.com 3. Brethauer SA, Chand B, Schauer PR. Risks and benefits of bariatric surgery: current evidence. [Internet]. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.2006;73:1-15 [cited 2015 Sept 11] Available from: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/ccf/media/files/Bariatric_Surgery/schauerbest.pdf