Recently the Cleveland Clinic published a paper in JAMA looking at 2300 patients who underwent weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric band, or duodenal switch) compared to 11,500 matched patients with similar medical issues who did not have surgery. The endpoint of the study was the occurrence of one of the following: death, coronary artery events, cerebrovascular events, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, or kidney disease. They looked at these patients over an 8 year period and their findings were striking: patients who had one of the above weight loss surgeries were 40% less likely to experience on of these major complications. This study adds to a growing body of evidence that shows some amazing reductions in mortality (and various other serious medical issues) cause by obesity. JourneyLite Physicians offers all of the procedures featured in this study, some of which can be done on an outpatient basis with minimal down time or missed work. So schedule a consultation to meet with one of our experienced weight loss surgeons in Ohio and start on a pathway to a healthier life now!