Meet Amanda, Explaining How Bariatric Surgery Works

You might know someone like Amanda. Watch as we explain how her weight has increased leading to health conditions that threaten her life. We explain how nonsurgical weight loss options are not the right tools to help Amanda get back to her healthy life.

Understanding the “set point” theory explains why people who are overweight often have trouble losing weight or maintaining weight loss. This theory suggests that our body has a complex system of hormones and other bodily signals that control appetite, digestion and metabolism. Bariatric surgery helps reset the body’s ability to effectively manage weight by altering the complex relationships between metabolism and behavior. Research suggests that bariatric surgery may affect the metabolism in ways that lower the “set point”, leading to long-term weight loss.

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