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Can Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Help with PCOS?

PCOS (or Polycystic ovary syndrome) affects an average of 6% to 10% of women. People who suffer from this condition experience multiple symptoms like insulin resistance, irregular cycles, and infertility. Luckily, people can reverse these symptoms with weight loss.

Living with PCOS

One of the best ways to encourage long-term, effective weight loss is with The Lap-Band® Program. People living with PCOS can experience multiple complications if left untreated. Here are some of the most common:

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Miscarriages or Premature Births
  • Infertility
  • Endometrial Cancer

Reversing the Effects with Weight-Loss Surgery

Though we don’t know the exact cause of PCOS, there is a strong relationship between PCOS and obesity. When you lose excess weight, you could find your PCOS symptoms reduced and avoid long-term complications like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Bariatric surgery can be an effective means of long-lasting weight loss and have been shown to reverse or prevent metabolic syndrome. The Lap-Band System is the best bariatric option for those considering pregnancy, as it does not partially amputate or reroute any of the stomach or intestinal tract and requires far fewer nutritional supplements than other bariatric options. For those women with PCOS struggling with infertility, this makes Lap-Band an excellent choice for sustainable weight loss.

Working With a Professional

If you’re considering weight-loss surgery to promote weight loss—and help lessen or reverse the effects of PCOS—then Lap-Band surgery is the perfect option. Lap-Band surgery relies on a fully adjustable band to help you lose weight gradually and sustainably.

If you’re interested in the Lap-Band and want to learn more from a team of experts, contact Illinois Bariatric Center to get started. Start your weight-loss journey now and help reduce the symptoms of PCOS.

Beth Reeser