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When do I Need Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery from your surgeons in LaGrange, Berwyn, and Elmhurst, IL, can help you regain your health.

Obesity is an epidemic in this country. Fast food, a diet high in saturated or trans fat, or a diet high in sugar can all make you gain weight. Unfortunately, weight gain sneaks up on you, especially as you get older. All of a sudden, you’ve become obese. There are many tools out there to help with weight loss, but one of the more permanent ways to lose weight is bariatric surgery.

The surgeons at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute offer a wide range of surgical services, including bariatric surgery, to help you regain your health. They have three convenient locations in LaGrange, Berwyn, and Elmhurst, IL to help you.

There are several types of bariatric surgery and all of them will help you lose weight. Your surgeon can help you decide which is the best type of bariatric surgery for you.

When you have bariatric surgery, it will:

  • Reduce the size of your stomach so you will eat less and feel full faster
  • Change how you digest and absorb the food you eat
  • Limit hunger cravings
  • Reduce your appetite
  • Help control blood sugar

Since bariatric surgery helps you get control of your weight, it will also reduce your risk of obesity-related medical conditions and diseases, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • GERD

So, when do you need bariatric surgery? The ideal candidate for bariatric surgery is someone who:

  • Is more than 100 pounds overweight
  • Has a BMI of 40 or higher
  • Has a BMI of 30 or higher and one obesity-related medical condition
  • Needs to lose a lot of weight quickly, due to health problems
  • Has a commitment to change lifestyle factors including diet and exercise

If you have tried diets and exercise, and still can’t lose weight, bariatric surgery may be the tool that you need to live a healthy life. To learn more about bariatric surgery in LaGrange, Berwyn, and Elmhurst, IL, and how it can help you regain your health, call the surgeons at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute. You can reach them at (708) 484-0621!

Please call our office number (708)484-0621 for all questions and appointment requests.