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Is Weight Loss Surgery the Right Solution for You?



Are you considering weight loss surgery? Gastric bypass surgery, a gastric sleeve, lap band surgery, can all be options for losing weight when you have tried everything else. Healthy weight loss is weight loss at about 1-2 pounds per week, but for some people, no matter what they do the pounds simply will not fall off.


Weight loss surgery is a serious consideration. Not everyone that visits a weight loss center will be eligible for weight loss surgery. There are some guidelines in place when it comes to who can get this type of surgery.


What is Weight Loss Surgery?

There is a range of procedures that fall under the heading of weight-loss surgeries. Each procedure has the same goal to shrink the size of your stomach so that it can hold fewer contents. The surgery works by limiting the amount of food that can remain in your stomach so fewer calories are taken in.


There is a tremendous success rate with this type of surgery. Many people have been able to reach their goal weight, improve their health, and improve their quality of life.


Who is a Good Candidate?

If you are 50 or more pounds overweight, have obesity-related conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, you may be a good candidate for this type of weight loss intervention. If you have tried diet pills, lifestyle changes, different diets and just cannot shed the pounds, you may be a candidate for this surgery.


With this surgery you can quickly loss 50-180 pounds and keep it off for good but do keep in mind it is a surgical intervention which means there are risks as with any surgery. This may be the best solution for you. Only you and your weight loss doctor can decide if it is time for surgery.


What to Expect

Everyone asks the same question about weight loss surgery. How much weight can I lose? The answer varies. Typically patients can expect to lose about 60% of their unwanted body weight. That means after 12 months if you have 100 pounds of unwanted weight you can lose around 60 pounds of it. Of course, some people lose more, while others lose less. It really depends on how diligent you are about your diet and whether you add exercise to the mix or not.


Make an appointment today to learn more about your weight loss options.

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