Medical Weight Loss
If you are considering bariatric surgery, the most important step is to gather and understand all the information available about the various surgical options. Use the library, the Internet and the personal accounts of those who have undergone weight loss surgery already. Be sure your sources of information are reputable. One recognized and comprehensive source is the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.
Most importantly, talk to your surgeon and other physicians. Ultimately, they are your best resource, and they will recommend the proper procedure for you. Ask plenty of questions and make sure you fully understand their answers. If you do not understand or are not completely satisfied with the answers, ask them to explain things until you are satisfied.
The following are various weight loss surgery options you and your surgeon may consider, including a brief description of the procedures, advantages and risks of each.
The decision to undergo surgery, or not, may take several visits to your surgeon’s office. It is important that your decision-making process is thorough and that you are comfortable with your decision, not just with the chosen procedure, but also with necessary follow-up care to ensure the best results.