Weight Loss Prior to a Bariatric Surgery Can Mentally and Physically Prepare Severely Obese Patients for Long Term Weight Loss Success, notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, Dr. Feiz & Associates note that, although mandatory weight loss before a bariatric surgery did not affect a patient’s weight loss success after surgery in one recent study, pre-operative weight loss can prepare patients for the many changes that can come with weight loss after a bariatric surgery.

Weight loss before a bariatric surgery can prepare patients for weight loss success.

The Los Angeles based weight loss practice adds that, a pre-operative weight loss recommendation should never discourage patients from considering the proven benefits of bariatric surgery.

A study examined the advantages of mandatory weight loss prior to a bariatric surgery and found no significant differences in the amount of benefits experienced by patients who were subjected to strict weight loss requirements prior to surgery and those who were not, according to an article published July 26 on HCP Live. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that it is nevertheless still highly advisable for patients to lose a relatively small amount of weight prior to a weight loss surgery for a number of reasons. The weight loss practice notes, while some patients may be intimidated by the notion of pre-operative weight loss because losing weight has been very difficult in the past, exercising some dietary restraint prior to a surgery can likely make the physical and mental changes that need to follow a bariatric surgery easier.

The Los Angeles based weight loss practice adds that a pre-operative weight loss recommendation should never discourage patients from considering the proven benefits of bariatric surgery. At the same time, these recommendations are made for a reason. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that pre-operative weight loss allows a severely obese patient to prepare for life after a significant weight loss through a variety of ways, including:

Mental preparation - Oftentimes, severely obese individuals might use excess food consumption to help them deal with their emotions that can range from excessive stress to simple boredom. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that even a small amount of weight loss before a bariatric surgery can help to mentally prepare a patient for the dietary changes they must commit to after their surgery, as well as helping the change in their overall relationship with food that will be supported by the procedure. Specifically, weight loss before a surgery can prepare the patient for the change in mindset that can make food a less dominant part of their life going forward.

Physical preparation- Pre-operative weight loss can also physically prepare a severely obese patient for the many changes they can experience after a bariatric surgery. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that excess fat can also accumulate in various organs, such as the liver, which can play a significant role in making weight loss after surgery occur at a much faster rate. Pre-operative weight loss can physically prepare a patient for a significant weight loss because a healthier liver can typically help increase the rate of weight lost while also potentially decreasing post-operative discomfort.

Dr. Feiz & Associates concludes by noting that pre-operative weight loss can mentally and physically prepare a patient in order for them to successfully benefit from the life-improvements provided by bariatric surgery. Readers who want to learn more about the highly effective and cutting-edge weight loss surgery procedures can call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or visit their website at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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