Bariatric Surgery Outperforms GLP-1 Drugs in Long-Term Weight Management and Cost Efficiency

Bariatric Surgery Outperforms GLP-1 Drugs in Long-Term Weight Management and Cost Efficiency
New study underscores the sustained effectiveness and economic advantages of bariatric surgery over lifelong GLP-1 medication.

BALTIMORE, MD – 16th May, 2024 – Ascension Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery program, a leader in comprehensive obesity treatment, today announced compelling findings that bariatric surgery not only facilitates significant weight loss but also remains cost-effective compared to GLP-1 drugs in long-term obesity management.

Unlike the ongoing costs and management required with GLP-1 drugs, bariatric surgery presents a one-time investment with lasting results. Ascension Saint Agnes emphasizes a surgical approach to obesity treatment tailored to individual patient needs and health insurance considerations.

The initial cost comparison between bariatric surgery and GLP-1 drug treatments shows that, while both have similar first-year expenses, the GLP-1 therapies require ongoing costs and potential complications. In contrast, bariatric surgery, especially when part of a combined treatment plan, offers a clear financial and health advantage in the long run. This positions bariatric surgery as the superior choice for sustainable weight management.

Obesity is a complex, chronic condition necessitating multifaceted treatment strategies. “Bariatric surgery helps patients lose a substantial amount of weight quickly, decreases appetite, and provides a feeling of fullness after meals,” explains a top surgeon at Ascension Saint Agnes. Moreover, the effectiveness of bariatric surgery is well-documented, with studies showing that “bariatric surgery procedures have been very successful… with the majority of the weight lost maintained off five to ten years after the procedure.”

For individuals facing the challenges of morbid obesity, Ascension Saint Agnes offers a path to sustainable health improvement. With proven results and a comprehensive care model, patients can get started on their weight loss journey with confidence.

Personalized care is at the heart of Ascension Saint Agnes’s approach. From initial consultations to post-surgery support, patients receive comprehensive guidance. This includes dietary advice, exercise plans, and behavioral health support, ensuring they have the tools for successful weight management.

Ascension Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery program stands out with its fully credentialed status from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This endorsement highlights the program’s commitment to quality care and patient safety.

For more information on the Ascension Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery program and to attend a free weight-loss seminar, fill out a contact form.

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Company Name: Ascension Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery
Contact Person: Andrew Averbach, M.D., FACS, FASMBS
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Phone: (667) 234-8725
Address:700 Geipe Rd #274
City: Catonsville
State: MD
Country: United States