New Options for Weight Loss Surgery in Denton, Tx: Dr. David Provost

September 16, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery 

If you have tried countless diet and exercise programs and your Body Mass Index has not budged below 35, you may be facing the threat of life-long obesity. Obesity carries with it the threat of other serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and Type II Diabetes. Obesity can even promote certain types of cancer, as well as osteoarthritis and sleep apnea. With all these risks, it is wise to consider weight loss surgery for the treatment of obesity.

Dr. David Provost recently opened a new private practice to provide weight loss surgery in Denton, Texas, for patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and surrounding townships. A pioneer in the world of weight loss surgery, Dr. Provost performed the first successful laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in Texas, and has taught bariatric surgical techniques to hundreds of surgeons from around the country. With the launch of his new practice, he hopes to continue helping patients achieve a normal body weight and live longer, healthier lives after weight loss surgery. And, because his office is located just 40 minutes north of DFW airport, Dr. Provost is able to consult with patients from across the country.

If you are considering weight loss surgery, you should know that most insurance carriers require you to try a doctor-supervised diet and exercise regimen to lose weight before they will approve coverage for bariatric surgery. Regular aerobic activity, such as like walking, jogging, biking or circuit training, can strengthen your heart and help you burn calories, so you can reduce fat without the risk of surgery. Likewise, a controlled diet will ensure that you are getting enough vitamins and nutrients, and that you do not take in more calories than you burn each day.

Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone are often not enough to treat severe or morbid obesity. In such cases, weight loss surgery may be a valuable option. Dr. Provost has more than 20 years’ experience performing a wide range of bariatric procedures, including gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery, and also specializes in revision surgery for patients who have suffered complications after a previous bariatric operation.

Dr. Provost recommends that patients do extensive research on the risks and benefits of various weight loss surgery solutions and decide for themselves which type of surgery is best for their needs. He meets with all prospective patients individually to answer questions and provide information about the different surgical procedures, including the requirements for follow-up visits and long-term lifestyle changes.

Weight loss surgery is not the only option for overcoming obesity, but it is an increasingly popular alternative for those who have fought a losing battle with their weight. If you are considering weight loss surgery in Denton, Texas or will be visiting the Dallas area, you can contact Provost Bariatrics to schedule a consultation or find out about the next informational seminar. 

With a new practice in Denton, weight loss surgery specialist Dr. David Provost is able to help patients throughout the Dallas Metroplex overcome obesity and resolve related health issues. Visit website for Lap-Band surgery, in Denton .

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