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Is Weight Loss Surgery for Me?

Is Weight Loss Surgery for Me?

Obesity Solutions knows the confusion you face as you make this life-altering decision. It's complex, and our 30 years of bariatric surgery experience allows us to confidently guide you through the maze of choices. You need help discovering the most appropriate option for you and advice on the changes and commitment you'll need to make after this first step in a successful and ongoing weight loss solution.

Our experienced surgeons understand the immensity of the step you're undertaking with bariatric surgery and empathize with the arduous and courageous steps you have taken to battle your condition in the past.

Ready to start losing weight? Complete our online form and request a consultation with one of our expert bariatric surgeons at The Longstreet Clinic.

Is surgery right for me?

If you are morbidly obese and have struggled many years to lose weight, or have lost weight in the past only to have it come back over and over, then you are not alone. And bariatric surgery may be your answer. Upwards of 95% of people who are more than 100 pounds overweight and have been morbidly obese for more than five years fail at losing weight and keeping it off for five years. Simply put, diets, exercise, medication, and therapy have proven ineffective in achieving long-term weight loss for the morbidly obese patient.

BMI Categories:

  • Underweight = 18.5 or less
  • Normal weight = 18.5 – 24.9
  • Overweight =
    25 – 29.9
  • Obese (class I) =
    30 – 34.9
  • Obese (class II) =
    35 – 39.9
  • Obese (class III) =
    40 or more

Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery? Attend one of our Weight Loss Surgery Seminars to learn more about how Obesity Surgery can help you.

So why choose surgery?

After a comprehensive 10-year study, the National Institute of Health (NIH)  determined that, for the morbidly obese individual, the most effective method of weight reduction and weight maintenance was surgery.

There are a lot of benefits from achieving successful control of the weight problem after weight loss surgery.  We use the word control, not the word cure, because morbid obesity is a lifelong disease, and is present even when the extra pounds are no longer there and the co-morbid diseases are in remission. 

Actually, remission, prevention or at least improvement in co-morbid disease is the most important reason for choosing weight loss surgery because diets and exercise alone seldom work. Depending on the type of weight loss surgery chosen and the individual’s background, the remission rate of type II diabetes is between 70 and 85%, hypertension 65% remission and another 15% improved, sleep apnea 85 to 95% remission, risk of cancer is cut in half, not to mention the many other health benefits. 

Symptoms of arthritis are much less severe after weight loss surgery. Activities of daily living become a lot easier when you are not carrying the weight of an extra person around all of the time. It is so much easier to walk up stairs, get in and out of a car and fit into a seat on an airplane when you are closer to a normal size. And this is not to mention the improvement in self esteem after one finally gains control after so many failures.

Although people worry about the risks of surgery, and they do exist, several research reports consistently show that for morbidly obese people, the overall risks of dying within five years are nearly 10 times higher for those who choose not to have weight loss surgery. 

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