If you are considering weight loss surgery and COVID-19 has put some doubts in your mind, you are not alone.
Weight loss surgery is a big deal no matter when you decide to do it, but it can be especially hard to know if it is safe or worth the risk during a national pandemic such as COVID-19.
The Short Answer
The short answer, yes.
If this unprecedented pandemic has brought attention to anything it is that we all need to take stock in our overall health and wellbeing.
When it comes to your health, the choices you make now towards a healthier lifestyle may be what protects you from more serious complications down the road.
COVID-19 and Comorbidities
It is no secret that those with comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and respiratory illnesses can make a COVID-19 diagnosis much more daunting.
However, the best way to fight back against these comorbidities is to take proactive steps now which can help to heal your body so that you are less at risk if you become in contact with a COVID-19 positive carrier.
Type 2 Diabetes
If you are Type 2 Diabetes positive there are many weight loss surgeries such as gastric bypass which can not only reverse Type 2 diabetes but also improve your blood pressure and resolve many other weight-related conditions.
Weight Loss Surgery and COVID-19
If you are interested in weight loss surgery and looking for guidance, look no farther than the professionals at Maryland Bariatrics.
Our team of weight loss professionals can meet with you virtually or in-person to discuss strategies to prepare for weight loss surgery during quarantine and can even schedule surgery to help you become a healthier and happier person.