If you’re dealing with morbid obesity, meaning you weigh at least 100 pounds more than your ideal weight, you know the struggles you face can seem unbearable. However, you’re not alone, because one-third of the U.S. population is considered clinically obese, and many of them suffer the consequences of living with excess weight. Obesity is a serious health concern and just a cosmetic problem, as it can shorten life if you suffer from obesity-related illnesses, called comorbidities. Fortunately, the expert bariatric surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians can help you turn your life around for the better by helping you learn about the possibility of having weight loss surgery.
Beverly Hills Physicians performs all forms of bariatric surgery, including the more recently developed weight loss procedure called sleeve gastrectomy. This surgery involves the removal of about 85% of the stomach, and the remaining portion is fashioned into the shape of a small banana and can hold only very small portions. The added bonus of having sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is that patients no longer experience cravings, because the hunger hormone (called ghrelin) is removed along with the large portion of the stomach.
If you are considering other forms of weight loss surgery that make no permanent alterations to the digestive system, you may want to undergo lap band surgery at BHP. This is a relatively straightforward, minimally-invasive procedure in the realm of bariatric surgery. It involves the implantation of a medical device called the lap band, which is short for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. The elastic band is implanted at the uppermost part of the stomach, forming a small stomach pouch, which means patients eat less and feel full faster.
If you are morbidly obese, don’t wait another day to contact Beverly Hills Physicians to learn more about your weight loss surgery options. We look forward to hearing from you soon and setting up your FREE consultation!