“Bariatric surgery is now the second most common abdominal operation [...] performed in the United States, with approximately 150,000 cases performed each year,” explains Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH and Nancy J. Kirkmeyer, PhD, in their 03 September 2014 article — “Rethinking Eligibility Criteria for Bariatric Surgery” published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).
Dr. Tom Umbach, of Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada, clarifies that, “Gastric Bypass has been, really, the gold standard for weight loss surgery in the United States of America. It has been the most common procedure done up until the last couple of years and it really does a tremendous job,” especially because it can resolve many weight-related health issues.
Dimick and Kirkmeyer continue , “Over the last decade, several [...] studies have demonstrated significant benefits of bariatric surgery [...] including sustained weight loss, [and] resolution of type 2 diabetes [...].”
Having seen people’s lives improve, lifestyles change, and medical conditions resolve, Dr. Umbach points out, “[Gastric Bypass] is particularly effective for folks who have bad diabetes and that is where I see its main role. So, if you are interested in losing weight, if you have diabetes that is out of control, the bypass is still a very good fit for you.”
About Blossom Bariatrics:
Blossom Bariatrics is a weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning surgeon, Dr. Thomas Umbach, is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight. His gastric bypass practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures.
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