Making the Decision to Get Weight Loss Surgery
Making the decision to have bariatric surgery is a big one. It may provide a variety of benefits to you and your health. Yet, it does make significant changes to your body. You don't have to decide on weight loss surgery on your own. Let the team at Sun Coast Bariatrics help you choose the best weight loss surgery to meet your needs and goals.
Determine If You Qualify
The first step is to determine if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery. This process involves a physical exam by our doctors to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedures available. It also means calculating your BMI to determine if bariatric surgery would be beneficial to you. We'll also talk to you about factors such as insurance and costs. You may need counseling and weight loss support before you can move forward.
Examine the Procedures
Bariatric surgery is not a single type of treatment. Several options exist, each one offering a potential solution for rapid weight loss. We'll discuss with you the options we offer including Adjustable Gastric Band, Lap Band, Realize Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Gastric Balloon. Each method is a bit different based on the changes made to your stomach and intestines. Some procedures are reversible.
Determine the Right Technique
You'll learn about the various surgical techniques available to you as a part of weight loss surgery. The ultimate goal is to use the least invasive method possible. This can reduce the amount of time you have to recovery and, in some cases, it may reduce the risks to your health. A variety of factors play a role in deciding which technique is the best weight loss surgery for you including your weight, the type of procedure used, and your overall health.
Realize the Long Term Outcome
While gathering information is an important first step, you also need to come in to see our doctors to discuss your overall health. We'll talk to you about what weight loss surgery can do for you. In many people, it may help to reduce life threatening health conditions such as heart disease and some cancers. It may also improve your overall health and give you a better quality of life. Ultimately, you need to consider whether these types of benefits are worth the changes in your diet and day-to-day activities.
Gather the Information You Need with Us
When you come in to Sun Coast Bariatrics you'll get outstanding support and information to help you choose the best weight loss surgery for you. Talk to us about the risks, the concerns you have, and what you hope to see change as a part of this procedure. Call us today for a no obligation consultation with our doctors. Call 727-289-7137 today.