You’re here reading this because you’re tired of the merry-go-round of diets that aren’t delivering sustainable results. Sure, the pounds may melt away, at first, but then the weight loss begins to slow. Before you know it, the needle is going in the wrong direction again and you find yourself at the same weight, or more.
As experts in bariatric surgery, our team here at Advanced Surgeons has helped scores of patients free themselves from ineffective dieting cycles.
To help in your decision whether to undergo weight loss surgery, we want you to consider these five important points.
The most significant reason to undergo bariatric surgery is that this approach to weight loss works. For bariatric surgery to be considered successful, we look for a 50% reduction in your excess weight, at a minimum.
About 90% of people who opt for weight loss surgery are successful in losing this weight (and often more) and keeping it off in the long term.
For your health
We’re not going to beat around the bush when it comes to obesity and your health. Carrying these excess pounds places you at far greater risk for some serious, life-threatening diseases, such as:
- Heart disease
- Kidney and liver disease
- Certain cancers
For people who address their obesity through weight loss surgery, their risks for death by any cause decrease by more than 40%, which is an impressive number.
For your mental health
As important as it is to improve your physical health through weight loss, the psychological toll that extra weight can exact is equally as significant. As just one example, about 43% of adults in the United States who have depression also have obesity.
Obesity is linked to a wide range of mental, emotional, and social health issues, many of which can be quickly resolved after bariatric surgery. Of course, we’re not saying that weight loss is your only key to happiness, but it can lay the groundwork for improved mental health.
You have options
When we talk about weight loss surgery, we want you to know that there are several options from which to choose. After we sit down with you and review your health, your lifestyle, and your goals, we can help you find a solution that works best for you.
To give you an idea, here are some of the bariatric surgery options that we offer:
We even offer minimally invasive, nonsurgical solutions like the lap band or a gastric balloon.
You have our full support
While we specialize in bariatric surgery, our team is with you every step of the way — before, during, and after your weight loss surgery. We offer ongoing support after your procedure in the form of support groups, diet plans, and lifestyle counseling.
We understand that surgery is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, and our goal is to provide you with some compelling information.
If you’d like to get a better idea about what weight loss surgery can do for you, we invite you to contact one of our offices in Valhalla, Carmel, or Poughkeepsie, New York, to schedule a consultation.