3 Lesser-Known Benefits Of Bariatric Surgery

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. We set out on a mission to lose weight. We make healthier food choices, we pull our socks up and commit to a regular fitness routine, and we gradually watch the number on our weighing scale go down. But what about those of us who don’t lose weight – despite doing everything right? There are several reasons why a traditional weight loss plan may not work for you. We all have a different relationship with food and fitness, and some of us may just want a fresh start.

And that’s where bariatric surgery comes into the picture.

Bariatric surgery (also called Weight Loss Surgery or Obesity Surgery) involves changing the position of the stomach and small intestines to stimulate weight loss.1 Some of the ways bariatric surgery helps patients stay on their weight loss journey is by changing their metabolism, changing their appetite, and creating a longer sense of satisfaction after a meal.

How can bariatric surgery help you beyond weight loss?

To better understand bariatric surgery, start by thinking of the stomach as a box. The box can fit a certain number of things before it’s full.

Sometimes, this box is packed with more than it can accommodate. The more this is done, the more the box needs to feel full when it’s packed again.

Bariatric surgery’s mission is to shrink the “box”.

How does it do that? By shrinking your stomach’s storage capacity.2

As a result, you feel full for longer. Feeling full for longer means consuming fewer calories, which will help you lose weight and keep it off.

Here are some other ways bariatric surgery can improve a patient’s life:


  1. Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) can help overcome type-2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery can help patients overcome type-2 diabetes.3 More than half of the patients in this study completely recovered from diabetes while others had a partial recovery after weight loss surgery.4
  1. Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) contributes to better overall health. Being overweight or obese comes with a number of uncomfortable medical complications including joint pain, breathing issues, and obstructive sleep apnea. Weight loss surgery can help treat these complications.5
  1. Improved sense of wellbeing. Weight is closely linked to self-confidence and energy levels.6 Being overweight or obese can make everyday activities more challenging for patients. By accelerating a patient’s weight loss journey, bariatric surgery (informally called Obesity Surgery), can restore a patient’s confidence while creating a healthier relationship with food and exercise.

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At Medcare, our medical team is dedicated to our patients’ care and comfort.

Alongside state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology, compassion plays a key role in our patient care. Renowned for being one of the best hospitals in Dubai, we have successfully guided countless patients on their weight loss journey. Our promise is simple: at Medcare, we’ll treat you well.

Have a safe and successful bariatric surgery with Medcare.


  1. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/weight-loss-surgery/types/
  2. https://emergesurgical.com.au/does-the-pouch-reset-test-work/
    3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3102524/
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26599565/
  4. https://uihc.org/health-topics/how-effective-bariatric-surgery
    6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3625597/