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How Bariatric Surgery Can Help to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs

Published on May 24, 2018

When most people think about the benefits of weight-loss surgery, they tend to only consider the health and quality of life benefits that the procedure provides. While these two things may be the primary benefits, there are other areas of a person’s life that can also be made better through bariatric surgery.

A 2015 study found that people who have undergone gastric-bypass surgery saw a significant decrease in their healthcare costs. On average, these patients saw a 40% decrease in their healthcare costs after four years. Patients who also suffered from type two diabetes prior to their gastric-bypass procedure saw an 80% decrease in healthcare costs after four years.

The reason for this dramatic decrease in healthcare costs was the significant decrease in doctor visits and hospital admissions, which tend to be pricey. A reduction in prescription drug purchases for obesity-related conditions like diabetes and hypertension also played a major role.

If you are debating whether or not bariatric surgery is right for you, consider the many benefits the procedure offers. Our team at Western Surgical Bariatric Center can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Contact us today.