Bariatric Basics: How Bariatric Surgery Can Help You Lose Weight – Ask Mayo Clinic Health System

Are you struggling with obesity and looking for a solution to help you lose weight? Bariatric surgery may be the answer you’re looking for. In this short video, Dr. Kathriena Greenwell from Mayo Clinic Health System shares her expertise on the benefits of bariatric surgery and the importance of team-based care to ensure that the needs of the patient come first.

Dr. Greenwell explains how bariatric surgery works and how it can help you achieve significant weight loss by reducing the size of your stomach or changing the way it functions.

Bariatric surgery isn’t just about weight loss. Dr. Greenwell emphasizes the many other benefits of bariatric surgery, including improvements in overall health, reduction in co-morbidities, and increased quality of life. She stresses the importance of working with a team of medical professionals to ensure that patients receive the comprehensive care they need to succeed.

In this video, you’ll learn about the basic principles of bariatric surgery and why it’s such an effective tool for weight loss and overall health. Whether you’re considering bariatric surgery for yourself or just interested in learning more, this video provides a great introduction to this life-changing procedure. So join us and learn more about bariatric basics!

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery:
• Normalized blood pressure and cholesterol
• Disappearance of type 2 diabetes
• Lowered risk of heart disease
• Improved breathing
• Relief from sleep apnea
• Disappearance of gastroesophageal reflux disease
• Relief from low back pain, and degenerative disk or joint disease
• Reduction in cancer risk

Kathriena Greenwell, M.D., is a general and bariatric surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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