FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I consider having weight loss surgery?

If your BMI is 34 or higher or if you have obesity related problems such as: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or sleep apnea, you are a good candidate. Check your BMI here.

How will weight loss surgery help me lose weight?

Restrictive surgeries work by physically reducing the stomach’s size and restricting the amount you can eat. With malabsorptive surgeries like gastric bypass, fewer calories are absorbed.

What are the pros and cons of weight loss surgery?

Pros – weight loss is quick and dramatic. Health related problems (diabetes, sleep apnea, arthritis, high blood pressure) improve quickly. Drop in ghrelin hormone helps to control appetite.

 

Cons – It may result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies and it is irreversible.

What are typical risks after WLS?

Constipation, nutritional deficiencies such as anemia or osteoporosis and wound infections.

How much weight will I lose after surgery?

On average, you will lose about 65-80% of your excess body weight within the first 2 years.

How does WLS affect overall health?

Obesity related medical problems generally improve after WLS, these include: sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, GERD, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, urinary incontinence and degenerative joint disease or orthopedic problems.

What lifestyle changes are necessary after WLS?

To keep the weight off, eat very small meals, make nutrition a priority and exercise regularly.

How will my physical appearance change after WLS?

You will be thrilled with your new appearance, but may have loose or saggy skin.

What is the cost and will insurance cover it?

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