Are you tired of struggling to lose excess pounds? Do you have medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or obstructive sleep apnea that are exacerbated by obesity? If so, weight loss surgery could offer you a treatment option to improve your health and your outlook on life.
There are various types of weight loss surgery. You may wonder which type is right for you and how you can decide among your choices.
You aren’t alone as you embark on your surgical exploration. At Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics in Atlanta, Georgia, you have a team of weight loss care providers that can provide you with all of the information you need to choose a procedure that best suits your medical needs, lifestyle, and weight loss goals.
We are with you every step of the way, offering guidance, support, and medical insights that help you choose the optimal path to take as you embark on your surgical weight loss journey.
Here, we provide four key steps to take as you consider which might be the right weight loss surgery for you.
Learning about weight loss surgery is the first step toward making the decision about whether it is right for you, as well as what is involved in preparing for surgery and living a healthy life after surgery.
To discover the basics, start by exploring our website, reading our informative blogs, and learning about procedures such as:
Don’t forget to check out these inspiring success stories from some of our patients. And read about some of the guidelines we use to determine whether you’re a good candidate for weight loss surgery.
Another excellent source of information is the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, which provides detailed explanations of various types of weight loss surgery, as well as the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
When you’re ready, we invite you to attend our free online seminar, which provides more details about weight loss surgery options here at Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics.
When you meet with us for a surgical consultation, we take many factors into account before recommending a procedure, including your medical history, your weight loss goals, and your willingness to make healthy choices about food and exercise after your surgery.
We also explain the pros and cons of various weight loss surgeries and the preparation you need to undertake before your surgery. Different procedures have different pros and cons, as well as risks, success rates, and recuperation times.
In some cases, we recommend medical weight loss instead of surgery. Thanks to recent advances in developing medications for weight loss, medical weight loss can provide a nonsurgical option for some patients.
We also share information with you about some of the steps you take before surgery, such as having a psychological evaluation.
After a full evaluation, we create a personalized treatment plan customized to meet your needs. This plan includes information about the procedure(s) that we recommend should you decide to have surgery.
In addition, our practice works with you to understand your health insurance coverage for weight loss surgery. Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics is proud to offer financial assistance for qualified individuals or those without insurance coverage.
After you have educated yourself, consulted with your provider, and asked all of your questions, you can decide whether to have weight loss surgery and which procedure you would like to have.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our caring weight loss care providers. Reach out to us today to request an appointment.