The medical group additionally notes that bariatric surgery is the only proven and effective medical option for losing a large amount of weight.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2016
According to a recent article published January 20th on San Jose Mercury News, while Oprah’s dramatic weight loss throughout her career has inspired many of her fans, people of her social status and wealth employ additional services that are usually not accessible by ordinary people. The author notes that the famed media personality had a personal nutritionist, a private chef, a trainer, and a large staff of people who made her weight loss journey significantly easier. Los Angeles based medical center, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), notes that these options simply aren’t at the disposal of everyday people, and may not even be enough to support people with severe obesity in their weight loss goals.
Additionally, the medical center notes that even with reduced calorie diets and regular exercise, many people with severe obesity struggle to lose weight and keep it off. They explain that a long term plan is essential, as a significant number of people dealing with obesity report frustration with yo-yo dieting, which is characterized by weight gains that equal or exceed previous losses. The medical group additionally notes that bariatric surgery is the only proven and effective medical option for losing a significant amount of excess weight, and numerous options are available for appropriate candidates:
Lap Band Surgery – The Lap Band procedure has become an increasingly popular treatment for severe obesity due to its minimally invasive and reversible nature. BHP explains that its bariatric surgeons are not only incredibly experienced at placing the Lap Band, but in assisting patients in the recovery process. While the Lap Band must be occasionally adjusted, a further benefit is that it is completely removable once weight loss goals are successfully met. Additionally, Beverly Hills Physicians notes that they have a clinical psychologist on their team of experts who fully understands the physiological and psychological concerns involved in the weight loss process to assist patients before and after the surgical procedure.
Sleeve Gastrectomy- The gastric sleeve is also becoming one of the most commonly performed weight loss surgical procedures, but for other life-changing reasons. The procedure involves the removal of about 80 percent of the stomach, so patients will feel full much more quickly into each meal. BHP explains that, because the brain adjusts to new habits over time, patients will eventually feel satisfied after eating a much smaller amount of food. While every patient is unique and there is no perfect solution for everyone, the gastric sleeve is among the least invasive and most reliably successful of weight loss surgeries.
For any weight loss procedure, BHP prides themselves on making patient care a top priority. Any prospective patient wondering if weight loss surgery is the appropriate measure for them to take can receive more information by calling Beverly Hills Physicians at (800) 788-1416. They can also visit BHP online at http://www.BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com for additional information.