Weight loss surgery has helped millions of people shed of excess weight and live healthier lives. It is a common treatment option for people with extreme obesity because it also involves training the person to transform his/her eating habits to maintain his/her ideal weight, and thus live a healthier life.
Bariatric surgery involves both preparations before the surgery and after-surgery care to ensure that the patient is able to gradually lose weight and remain healthy while doing it. Thus, weight loss surgery is a holistic program that involves a firm and lifelong commitment to certain lifestyle changes on the part of the patient. With this commitment, the patient is encouraged to develop and maintain these healthy habits for the rest of his/her life.