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Doubts About Weight Loss Surgery? 9 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Do you struggle with your weight and wonder if weight loss surgery can help? Perhaps you’ve seen online testimonials claiming dramatic results from a weight loss procedure, or perhaps you have a friend or family member who has experienced success after opting for bariatric surgery. Can you enjoy this same success? Can weight loss surgery really help you lose the weight and keep it off?

Every year, tens of thousands of patients turn to bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity, and the majority of these patients are able to shed between 30 and 60 percent of their excess body weight. (The exact amount of weight lost often depends on the type of procedure chosen.) While many patients do experience minimal weight regain, most manage to keep the weight off over the long term.

Of course, our bodies are all different, and each patient has his or her own unique needs. The best way to determine if weight loss surgery is the right choice for you is to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, a bariatric surgeon will talk with you about your medical history, your body composition and the other factors contributing to your current weight. The surgeon will then make a recommendation as to whether or not you might benefit from bariatric surgery, and, if so, which procedure is the best solution for you.

This consultation also represents the right time to ask any questions you have about your surgical options, including associated risks and the success rates of the various bariatric procedures your surgeon performs. Getting answers to the following questions should help you determine if weight loss surgery is right for you.

  1. Who is a candidate for weight loss surgery?
  2. Am I a candidate?
  3. Why should someone choose weight loss surgery?
  4. Which procedure would you recommend for me?
  5. What are the risks associated with weight loss surgery?
  6. Is one procedure considered safer than the others?
  7. What is your experience?
  8. Why should I choose you as my surgeon?
  9. What resources do you offer patients before and after surgery?

The decision to undergo weight loss surgery is not one to take lightly. The experienced and professional team at McCarty Weight Loss Center is here to help you make the decision that is best for you and your unique health needs. If you’d like to learn more about weight loss surgery and how it can work for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.





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