What Are the Risks of Obesity?

To be truly prepared for weight loss surgery, you need to understand the risks of being obese. While any surgery comes with its own set of risks or potential complications, being at an unhealthy weight also puts your life in danger. Some of the most notable health risks of obesity include:

  • Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease/high blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea/respiratory issues
  • Infertility/menstrual irregularities
  • Depression

Talk to Our Weight Loss Surgeons in Smithtown, NY

To avoid these risks and boost your overall health and wellbeing, turn to the team at Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors. We have the weight loss surgeons Smithtown, NY residents depend on for the results they want as well as doctors for non-surgical weight loss procedures. Our primary surgical options are the gastric bypass procedure and the gastric sleeve procedure. In either of these surgeries, your surgeon will remove or close part of your stomach so that it takes less food to make you feel full. Our non-surgical options include nutritional counseling, prescription weight loss, and the ORBERA gastric balloon, which is a silicone balloon that is placed in your stomach for six months to help you eat smaller portion sizes.

No matter which weight loss method you choose to pursue, our experienced team can help you start your journey to become the new you. Contact us today for your consultation.