Making Informed Weight Loss Decisions With Weight Loss Surgery Support Board

September 8, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

One of the weight loss solutions that those with weight problems want to avail of is a weight loss surgery. When people decide to go through this process, it requires a great deal of education process on the entire procedure, the pains that it may bring, and the after surgery things that you need to know. For you to successfully hurdle the challenge of weight reduction, weight loss surgery support board composed of medical professionals, which includes the surgeons, physicians, dietitians, and counselors would have to assist you in the process.

The weight loss surgery support board has been one of the most recent innovations in the field of medicine which makes the entire surgery process more holistic and patient friendly. As you know, weight loss surgery has just penetrated the surgery market in the recent years as more and more people are becoming conscious of how they look and how they weight. As more people gained awareness of fitness issues, more people also became insecure about their physical and outside look. As such, many also are too desperate to try out weight loss surgery. The main concern though of those who want to undergo the surgery is that they are totally unaware of the procedure that they have to go through and the effects and changes that the procedure may bring.

The primary function of weight loss surgery support board is to prepare you for the surgery on what you need to expect and what you can gain out of it. The support group not only prepares you to be physically fit before and after the surgery but also to keep you emotionally and mentally prepared for the pre-operation and post-operation processes. It is here where the patient can inquire from a group of professionals all his or her concerns about the surgery and even the apprehensions about it. This is in order to ensure that by the time you decide to have the surgery, you know that you are prepared in all aspects to do it.

Throughout the duration of the pre and post operation, the board is there to ensure that every phase of the surgery is carried out smoothly. Your surgery support board is there to assist you in your diets before and after the surgery, the board is there to give you advices every now and then on things that concern you, the board is there to keep you emotionally strong to face the challenge of the surgery and more importantly to face the challenge of the changes that might happen after the surgery process. All throughout, the board is there to support you in a life changing decision that you make.

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Weight Loss Surgery – Is Surgery For Losing Weight Worth It?

July 13, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

If you have been dieting for a long time that you feel like you are on some kind of eternal weight loss program, for sure you have been considering on or thinking about having a weight loss surgery done. Weight loss surgery is not a new way towards losing weight for it has been around for sometime now. Most of the time, weight loss surgery is recommended to people who have been dieting or going on a weight loss program for so long unsuccessfully, or those people who are overweight or morbidly obese that they can no longer do much with and by themselves (think of Gilbert Grape’s mother), as well as heavily endorsed to people who are overweight and at the same time have health problems such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. In short, weight loss surgery is both a palliative (it eases any individual from suffering his weight problem) as well as management (it serves to prevent and control the hypertension from developing into something worse) and last resort.

There are a lot of weight loss surgery procedures being done, namely:

1. Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG)

2. Biliopancreatic Diversion

3. Extended (Distal) Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

4. Biliopancreatic Diversion with “Doudenal Switch”

5. Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y

6. Gastric Banding

7. Laparoscopic Procedures

These weight loss surgery procedures all do one of the two things:

a. Be a restrictive procedure designed to decrease food intake such as VBG and Biliopancreatic Diversion or

b. Make the food be incompletely digested, thus make it be poorly absorbed such that the body has no other choice but to directly excrete it as is the goal of gastric Bypass and Biliopancreatic Diversion with “Doudenal Switch”.

As with any kind of surgery, these procedures are not without risks. They always have risks such as bleeding and developing complications while the procedure is being done or after it is done. However, these risks can be controlled by the doctors or surgeons, so trust in them that they will do the right thing. Another thing to consider is the cost. Of course, since it is surgery, you have to pay for a lot of stuff such as the medical bills, the doctors’ fees and etcetera. There is a silver lining to this though, since there are insurance companies who will cover this type of surgical procedure (as long as you give them the right reasons) and there are doctors who give discounts, too.

More and more people have come to consider having this done while a lot more have had this done with the well known individuals such as Star Jones and Randy Jackson. As you can see, the surgical procedures really did their work well (just imagine how these two individuals used to look before they had the surgeries), thus, you can really think that having the procedure done is more than worth your money. Before going for any one of these procedures though, prepared yourself for a new you since the results can often be drastic. Be prepared, so you won’t get shocked by the results.

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