Obese or overweight individuals might be considering weight loss surgery to become healthier and successfully reach their target weight.

Here at the Rochester Medical Weight Loss Center, we feel that there are better, healthier, and safer ways for obese men and women to improve their health and weight at the same time without having to go under the knife. Learn more about why surgery isn’t the answer.

The Health Consequences of Weight Loss Surgery

One of the first things to know about weight loss surgery is that it comes with its fair share of health risks, just like most other surgeries. In terms of this particular procedure, some of the most common risks include:

  • Anesthesia complications
  • Shoulder pain
  • Bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Leaking staple lines
  • Carbon dioxide embolism

Even if a patient doesn’t suffer from any of the risks during the surgery, there are still complications and risks to consider afterward, such as:

  • Collapsed lung
  • Increased flatulence
  • Gastrointestinal swelling
  • Swollen gallbladder, esophagus, or stomach
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

Addressing Underlying Problems

Something else to consider when it comes to weight loss procedures is the fact that they don’t always help the patient address underlying issues she or he might have when it comes to food.

For instance, overeating because of stress or depression might only be partially helped with surgery; there’s still the psychological factors to address.

By losing weight through a program, you can change your relationship with food, dig deep to find your inner strength to lose weight, and develop healthy habits for eating and exercising. Surgery is a quick fix that might be effective for some, but it’s only a half-measure.

A Better Weight-Loss Solution

Rather than put yourself at risk with weight loss surgery, you might be better off with a medically-supervised weight loss program.

At the Rochester Medical Weight Loss Center, we’d be more than happy to work with you to design a customized plan that meets your needs, lifestyle, and physical capabilities.

We specialize in those with diabetes, excess weight, and high blood pressure. Our weight loss program is designed to allow you to lose weight in a way that’s healthy, normal, and safe as well as free of risk and complications.


For more information about healthier alternatives to weight loss surgery, we’re here to help. Contact our behavioral specialist by submitting an online form for more information and to request a complimentary consultation. There’s no need to put yourself at risk to improve your health.