Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows there is no shortage of options – the grapefruit diet, the no-carb diet, the no-fat diet, the Mediterranean diet, the blood-type diet, the body shape diet. There are dozens of plans; yet, none of them seem to work.
It’s not just you; studies back this up. It is estimated that less than 5 percent of individuals who participate in non-surgical weight loss programs will lose a significant amount of weight and maintain that loss for a long period of time. That means that 90 percent of us, according to the National Institutes of Health, regain any weight we lose within a year. As if that’s not enough, other studies have shown that yo-yo dieting can have serious health risks of its own.
So what’s different about bariatric surgery? For one, results are improving. More people are having safer surgeries with better outcomes, due to the evolution of both gastric bypass and Lap-Band procedures, including the development of laparoscopic surgical techniques. Recent studies from the Archives of Surgery have also indicated that the risks of undergoing bariatric surgery are considered less severe than the risks of continuing to live with obesity.
What’s more, across the country, tens of thousands of patients who have had weight loss surgery report improvements in their quality of life, social interactions, psychological well-being, employment opportunities and economic condition.
If you are considering weight-loss surgery in Decatur, TX, or you have another serious health condition and are looking for a qualified surgeon, call us toll-free at 866-980-8598 to schedule a consultation. Or, select from list below to learn about the treatment options available to you.
• Gastric Bypass
• Gastric Sleeve
• Single Incision Surgery
• General Surgery