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Weight Loss Surgery for Men: Considerations and Potential Benefits

Few things in life are as frustrating as working out tirelessly at the gym, maintaining a regular exercise regimen, and watching those carbs and sweets, and yet the number on the scale doesn’t change. It could make you want to just give up. When it comes to weight loss surgery for men, what are specific considerations to be aware of and what should you expect?

How Obesity Affects a Man’s Health

Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, and it is a chronic disease that puts your health at risk due to excess body fat. The BMI calculation compares your weight to your height. You can calculate yours here.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 40 million people die every year from being overweight or obese. When you carry around extra weight, it affects the way your body works, making you more likely to develop several serious health conditions,  including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease and liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis

Having weight loss surgery can decrease your risk of these diseases and provide a healthy body weight. Contact Dignity Health Medical Group to find out if you are a candidate for one of our bariatric weight loss surgery options.

Impact on Sexual Function for Men with Obesity

The National Institute of Health has reported that getting weight loss surgery has beneficial effects on sexual function.

In addition, a 2011 study at Harvard University reported obese men are twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction. Obesity lowers the levels of the male hormone, testosterone, and negatively affects muscle mass and metabolic rate.

The outcomes of lap band surgery, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy all can contribute to restoring normal levels of testosterone.

The important takeaway here is that weight loss surgery can contribute to improved sexual function. 

Potential Benefits from Weight Loss Surgery for Men

There are positive benefits from weight loss surgery for men who are candidates, including:

  • Improved general health
  • Decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other serious issues
  • Improvement of sexual function by restoring normal levels of testosterone
  • Eliminates the occurrence of ED
  • Improve muscle mass and metabolic rate
  • Improved energy

Overall, patients who undergo weight loss surgery feel more confident and healthier.

Contact Dignity Health Medical Group today for a consultation. Call our Gilbert office at (480) 728-6590, call our Chandler office at (602) 582-5233, or request an appointment through our secure online form.

Sources: How to Choose The Best Type of Weight Loss Surgery for You (

Weight Loss Through Bariatric Surgery in Men Presents Beneficial Effects on Sexual Function, Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency, and Hormonal Profile – PMC (

Male Massive Weight Loss | Houston | Body Contouring for Men (

Weight loss is a major contributor to improved sexual function after bariatric surgery – PubMed (

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