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What if there were a pill?

January 14, 2021 | Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss

Imagine if there were a pill that eliminated diabetes for half (or two thirds) of all diabetics.

What if there were a pill that cured 90% of all the patients who have sleep apnea?

If you have high blood pressure, would you want a pill that cured your high blood pressure (not just treated high blood pressure but cured it) 40-50% of the time?

What if you could dramatically reduce your lifetime risk of developing cancer by taking a pill? Would you be interested in that?

Imagine for a moment that one pill could do all those things! If such a medicine were discovered tomorrow it would literally be front page news in every major newspaper throughout the world.

Although there isn’t a pill that does all those things, everything I just mentioned are the expected results from having bariatric surgery! Despite these (literally) life changing results from bariatric surgery, less than 1% of the patients who are eligible for surgery actually take advantage of this incredibly safe and effective treatment.

If you’ve had bariatric surgery then congratulations. You are part of the 1%!! If you have not, I would strongly urge you to consider it and make an appointment to discuss your specific situation.

For the vast majority of our patients, the surgery involves one night in the hospital and only one or two weeks of recovery. This surgery is quite simply the most effective treatment for obesity and all the associated medical problems that come with being overweight and obese.

By Dr. Michael Bilof

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