A new study finds that weight loss surgery appears to prolong life for severely obese adults. Among 2,500 obese adults who underwent bariatric surgery, the death rate was about 14 percent after 10 years compared with almost 24 percent for obese patients who didn’t have weight-loss surgery.
Bariatric surgeons in the Dominican Republic are using this evidence to encourage patients to say farewell to obesity. The vast improvement in surgical techniques ensures superior results, since more than 90 percent of weight-loss surgery today is achieved using minimally invasive procedures — smaller incisions and fewer complications.
"Patients with severe obesity can have greater confidence that bariatric surgical procedures are associated with better long-term survival than not having surgery," stated lead researcher Dr. David Arterburn, an associate investigator with the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle.
Earlier studies have shown better post-surgical survival rates among younger women, but this study confirms older men and women who suffer from other health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure are additionally benefiting from bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery in Santo Domingo can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer — ultimately affecting the ways bariatric surgery prolongs life.
The findings of the study were published Jan. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Spotlight — Weight Loss in Dominican Republic
At the Bariatric Surgery Center of Dr. Pablo Garcia, a team of obesity specialists strive to make a difference every day and deliver health care the way it should be. The center wholeheartedly believes that you must control your mind to conquer your body. With this bold encouragement, patients are provided multiple surgical options for long-term weight loss.
Expert laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Pablo García, holds extensive experience in performing all types of weight-loss surgeries. As leaders in minimally invasive surgery, the center gets patients back on their feet faster and with fewer scars.
Dr. García holds certifications and accreditations from the Dominican Medical College, Dominican College of Surgeons, Surgeons Society of Dr. Chanlatte Baik, Dominican Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, SODOCIMEB, Dominican Society for the Study of Obesity and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
Trending — Medical Tourism Abroad
Medical treatment abroad, also denoted as medical tourism, is an alluring and booming international industry where patients across the globe seek healthcare services from sources outside their country.
The Dominican Republic is a trusted medical tourism destination for preventive medicine, orthopedics, cosmetic surgical procedures, weight loss surgery, cardiology, organ transplant, oncology, eye surgery, wellness and dental procedures.
The certified medical facilities in the Dominican Republic are modern and staffed with qualified doctors who speak English and are highly trained, receiving education on a par with doctors in the United States.
The dazzling beauty of the Caribbean, stunning beaches and alluring mountain views make it the perfect get away for all tourists alike. The Dominican Republic has countless accommodation options and a culture of hospitality and warmth. Citizens from the United States, Canada and Europe do not require visas.