Success stories… are far from unusual, and these kinds of extremely positive results can be replicated if patients follow through with the medical team’s prescribed post-op weight loss plan.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2016
A recent article published January 11 in Press of Atlantic City tells the story of women’s life-changing experience with bariatric surgery. Now the grandmother of five, Sheila Baroni said the best thing after the operation was when she was finally able to walk around holding her grandchildren or play with them outside. In total, she lost over 200 pounds, an exceptionally dramatic result. Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), a Los Angeles-based bariatric surgery practice, notes that, while the amount of weight lost was unusually large, success stories like Ms. Baroni's are far from unusual, and these kinds of extremely positive results can be replicated if patients follow through with the medical team’s prescribed post-op weight loss plan.
BHP explains that the heavier the patient is, the harder it can be for her to lose weight on her own, for reasons which can involve the body’s production of certain hormones that encourage it to retain weight – often causing the notorious and frustrating “yo-yo” effect in which individuals manage to lose weight, only to quickly regain it. Fortunately, gastric sleeve surgery, one of the most common surgical options causes patients to experience a two-fold benefit in terms of reducing hunger pangs because it significantly reduces the size of the stomach while also greatly decreasing the body’s production of hunger-inducing hormones. Furthermore, these advanced surgical techniques are now safer than ever before. Ms. Baroni’s doctor notes that the risk of complications is actually much lower than that of hip and gallbladder surgery. As a further benefit, BHP notes that it cannot understate the restored levels of self-confidence and positive body image that weight loss can bring about in many patients.
January is an appropriate time of the year to consider these options, particularly when New Year’s resolutions can often prove too difficult to fulfill by dieting and exercising alone. Indeed, BHP notes that only a small percentage of obese people can achieve significant weight loss through exercise and healthy eating without additional support. A much more recent option for people who are not severely obese is the Orbera intragastric balloon system.
Additionally, the Southern California medical group says that, while weight and physical health are closely intertwined, the psychological side of eating cannot be discounted. To help patients adjust their relationship with food, BHP has a licensed clinical psychologist onboard their team of weight loss experts. There are a multitude of techniques which can help individuals make the necessary changes to their dietary habits, while also maximizing their personal fulfillment in all aspects of their lives.
Any prospective patients wondering if weight loss surgery is the appropriate measure for them to take can get more information about these truly life-altering procedures by calling Beverly Hills Physicians at (800) 788-1416. They can also visit BHP online at http://www.BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com for additional information.