Why other weight loss treatments fail?

The goal of obesity treatment is to reach and stay at a healthy weight. You may need to work with a team of health professionals, including a nutritionist, dietitian, therapist or an obesity specialist, to help you understand and make changes in your eating and activity habits.

However, many diets and forms of treatment promise to cause significant weight loss, but for the morbidly obese obtaining and maintaining enough weight loss to improve health by any means other than surgery are rare.

Non-surgical means of weight loss fail because not only do they require daily compliance forever, but also our bodies are designed to fight weight loss. A diet makes your body more efficient in holding on to energy and your brain sends stronger and stronger hunger signals. This explains the difficulty in maintaining a diet and the rapidity with which weight returns after a diet.

The majority of people seeking surgery for weight control have experienced successful short-term weight loss with diets in the past before regaining weight. Weight loss Surgery becomes the only TRUTH for weight loss treatment (obtaining and maintaining) of morbidly obese patients.

Adjustable Gastric Banding

Gastric banding is an adjustable gastric band that alters the anatomy of the stomach to help you reduce your food intake.

It is performed laparoscopically, meaning that the surgeon makes small incisions as opposed to one large incision.


Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is one of the relatively newer types of weight loss surgery.

This surgery can also be referred to medically as gastric sleeve resection, gastric sleeve surgery or tube gastrectomy.


Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass) is regarded internationally as the “gold standard” of weight loss surgery designed to reduce your food intake if you have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. Follow up to 15 years after surgery has shown patients maintain weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.