Patients often ask what is the highest risk they face around obesity surgery. This is a sensible question; the answer is different for different people, and we’re happy to discuss it when we sit down for a one-on-one consultation.
For most patients we meet, there’s a much bigger risk than surgery. The biggest risk is the risk of doing nothing. Many people who are getting ill from obesity disease have already found that diet and exercise are not enough to help them lose substantial weight and sustain the loss. For most people in this situation, surgery is safer than the 1-2 years of continued weight disease that come with more diet and exercise alone.
We know it takes courage to choose something different, to choose a whole new set of challenges and unknown experiences. We can help cut the challenges down to size, and if we meet you may learn that obesity surgery is the safest bet you can make.
Take a look at this informative video about how others have made the decision around surgery: