How Do I Decide if Bariatric Surgery is Right for Me?
Bariatric surgery isn’t for everyone. It requires a commitment to changing your lifestyle and, while procedures make weight loss easier, some hard work is involved. In order to qualify for weight loss surgery, you have to meet a couple of different qualifications as well. You need to have a BMI of 40 or higher. If you have a BMI of 35 or more with an accompanying obesity-related illness, you could also qualify. At Beverly Hills Physicians, we can help you discover if your eligible for weight loss surgery and, more importantly, if it’s the right choice for your life.
The two major types of weight loss surgery are Lap Band and gastric sleeve. Lap Band may be the more well-known option, popular for the fact that it’s reversible and adjustable. Gastric sleeve is a highly effective procedure in which a large portion of the stomach is removed. This surgery is popular because it reduces the level of hormones that cause the feelings of appetite that make long term weight loss so difficult. With either surgery, of course, you’ll have to make important lifestyle changes, including eating less, drinking more water, and making follow-up appointments to ensure that everything is on track. If you’re unhappy with the results of Lap Band, there is a Lap Band revision to gastric sleeve option that can improve your weight loss results.
Beverly Hills Physicians has comfortable, state of the art facilities that will make your surgical experience more pleasant. Book an appointment for a free consultation in order to talk our outstanding medical professionals, ask any questions you have, and see if you’re ready for a weight loss procedure.