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In making an informed decision about Weight Loss Surgery, you need to have truthful and complete information. There are some misunderstandings about weight loss surgery that seem to be fairly common.

I would like to address those for you:

  1. The procedures are not covered by insurance companies – Not true. Many insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover weight loss surgery. If you have questions about whether this would be covered by your policy, please click here for suggestions on the type of questions you should address with your insurance company.
  2. Your diet and exercise days are over! – Not true. Weight loss surgery is a very powerful tool that assists with weight loss. However, it does not eliminate your responsibility to make wise, healthy food choices, and engage in regular exercise. Food choices and regular exercise will always be at the heart of any successful weight management plan.
  3. The things you eat will be severely restricted after Weight Loss Surgery – Not true. While the amount you eat is limited by the formation of a new, much smaller stomach pouch, the types of food you eat, after you have progressed and recovered from the surgery, are unchanged. You will receive education on making the right food choices to ensure lasting success, but your diet is certainly not limited.
  4. Having Weight Loss Surgery is too risky – Every treatment option carries a risk. So does staying where you are, especially if you have already been diagnosed with obesity related illnesses, such as hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, sleep apnea, gastric reflux, and arthritis among others. What are your risks of suffering health related consequences by staying at your current weight? Please discuss this with your doctor, and do some investigation on the actual risks associated with Weight Loss Surgery.

Learn the facts about Weight Loss Surgery and make the best decision for you! Please register for our free seminar to hear a bariatric surgeon discuss Weight Loss Surgery.

~ Rebecca

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