Bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, etc.) has been used increasingly for patients who have struggled with their weight and have failed multiple diet plans in achieving a healthy weight. Bariatric surgery promotes weight loss by restricting the amount of food that a person can consume at any one time. Along with a healthy exercise program and proper dietary counseling, patients have been able to lose as much as 50 – 80% of their excess weight using bariatric surgery. However, many patients who have had weight loss surgery have regained some or all of their lost weight back again, putting them at risk for complications (hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint pain, etc.) associated with the obesity epidemic we now face.
Following the surgery studies have shown that individuals who commit to continued postoperative dietary counseling, behavioral counseling and exercise, have achieved long-term success in maintaining their weight loss and losing many of the comorbidities associated with excess weight.
In an effort to provide a long-term healthy solution for patients struggling with their weight, Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics has partnered with “Real Results Weight Loss Solutions” to provide aftercare for patients having weight loss surgery.
Real Results specializes in long term aftercare incorporating programs that engage patients in long-term follow-up with dietary, exercise, and behavioral counseling. Losing and maintaining lost weight can be very challenging, even with those who’ve used the tool of bariatric surgery. As quoted by Real Results’ executive director, Vanessa Moody, “this is why Real Results was established, to help patients maintain success in achieving their health oriented goals. Everybody could use a little help sometime”.
On your next office visit to Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics, ask about the “Real Results Solution” or simply call 404-233-3833 and ask for a consultation.