If you're serious about weight loss this year, you might want to consider a bariatric procedure.
Eat less; move more. This is an oversimplified recipe for weight loss that you've probably heard in one form or another – but what happens when these tried and true approaches aren't bringing the results your need? For some overweight patients, a healthy lifestyle will barely make a dent in their weight. This could be due to hormones, metabolism, a health condition, or just unlucky genes. What can you do when you've tried everything else? A weight loss procedure may be your best option.
Why Consider Weight Loss Surgery?
Many people shy away from bariatric surgeries because they see it as an unnecessary vanity procedure. The truth is that your weight goes deeper than just your appearance. Obesity can more than double your risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, or stroke. Losing weight, in whichever way works best for you, could be the best preventative health measure you ever take.
Who Is Weight Loss Surgery For?
These procedures are not intended for those with just a couple of extra pounds hanging around here and there. Most surgeons will only work with patients who have a BMI of 35 or higher, or who are already struggling with health problems because of their weight. Your doctor may want you to follow a individually prescribed diet and exercise plan before he signs on to the surgery – maybe for as long as two years. Find out if you qualify today by making an appointment with one of our doctors.
The Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute at JFK Medical Center can help you meet your weight loss goals this year. If you are considering one of our procedures, stop by an information session to learn more. We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month. Call (561) 548-BARI (2274) to reserve your spot.