How is that New Year's resolution to lose weight going for you?
If you have promised yourself that 2018 is the year you slim down and shape up, but you just aren't making enough progress on your own, then it's time to consult with weight loss doctors.
A multidisciplinary program that includes guidance from a number of qualified professionals, as well as weight loss surgery, might just be the right approach for you. Read on to learn how to find weight loss doctors who can help.
What Makes Weight Loss Doctors So Effective?
One of the major advantages of consulting with a physician to help you lose weight? The doctor will consider your unique situation and develop a weight loss plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
No two people are the same, and as you've probably discovered over the years, a weight loss approach that works wonders for someone else isn't necessarily going to work for you.
Instead of guessing and hoping that the new diet, exercise regimen, or other programs will do the trick, why not enlist the assistance of a professional who will fine tune a weight loss plan just for you?
What Kinds of Surgery Are Available?
There are three different types of weight loss surgery.
- Gastric Bypass, which has been around for over 50 years, is considered the "gold standard." This surgery can result in significant long-term weight loss. We're talking up to 80% of excess weight!
- Adjustable Gastric Banding has been gaining popularity in the United States for the past 10 years. It essentially creates a smaller gastric pouch, which helps patients to feel full with less food. One of the prime advantages of adjustable gastric bypass is the fact that it's adjustable, and therefore can be fine-tuned for each individual patient.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy has two essential components. As in the other types of surgery, this procedure reduces the volume of the stomach. It also affects certain hormones, produced in the gastrointestinal system, that involve hunger, blood sugar, and satiety.
Which Surgery Is Right For Me?
Of course, each of these kinds of surgery offers distinct advantages and disadvantages, which weight loss doctors can explain to you. Your doctor may also make a recommendation based on your weight, lifestyle, and other factors.
What Happens After Weight Loss Surgery?
This is where Central Ohio Bariatrics really distinguishes itself. Not only do we have weight loss doctors on staff, but we also provide a multidisciplinary approach to helping patients lose weight and keep it off.
Both before and after your weight loss surgery, you will work with a team of caring, committed professionals, including a dietician, a psychologist, a benefits coordinator, and others.
Approaching your situation from myriad disciplines help us craft a weight loss journey that is specific to your needs.
Ready to Get Started?
Weight loss surgery is a big step -- but an exciting one! You likely have many questions, and we're here to answer them. Read our responses to frequently asked questions, and once you have decided that you're ready to take this step, give us a call!