Q: What does "Bariatric Surgery" mean?
A: Bariatric Surgery is the term used to describe various
types of surgery designed for weight loss.
Q: Is surgery the only answer?
A: No. It is possible to lose weight by other methods.
However, 95% of morbidly obese patients will not be successful without
Q: Does surgery work?
A: Yes. Depending on the type of procedure, most people
will lose between 50 and 75% of their excess weight. By modifying one's
lifestyle along with surgery, it is possible to have even better results.
In addition, many of the associated medical problems will improve with
surgery, if not be completely cured.
Q: Is it dangerous?
A: Yes. All major abdominal surgery comes along with
risks. Especially for people who may have other medical problems.
Q: If it's dangerous, why do we recommend it?
A: Because it's more dangerous to go on living at a morbidly
obese weight. People with morbid obesity have many more medical problems,
and have much higher mortality rates. The potential benefits of bariatric
surgery, outweigh the potential risks.
Q: Will I have to make any changes to my life after surgery?
A: Yes! You will have to change the way you eat. Surgery makes this easier
by taking away the hunger pains, but you still have to make a conscious
decision to change your habits. You should also increase your activity
level if you want to have the best results.
Q: Does my insurance cover these surgeries?
Yes, most do. However, there are often many other requirements that they
might have. It's always a good idea to check with your insurance plan
to see if they cover the surgery you are interested in. You can also check
with our office.
Q: How can I find out more information?
A: The first step is to come to a free information