Bariatric Surgery: A Key Tool in a Comprehensive Weight Loss Plan

Bariatric Surgery:  A Key Tool in a Comprehensive Weight Loss Plan

Bariatric Surgery: A Key Tool in a Comprehensive Weight Loss Plan

Deciding to undergo bariatric surgery can be very difficult. After years of trying trendy diets and gimmicky meal plans, weight loss surgery is often seen as a last resort. And for many patients suffering from severe obesity, this decision it becomes an issue of life and death. As body weight increases, quality of life and longevity decreases.

The opens in a new windowWorld Health Organization defines opens in a new windowobesity as a progressive disease resulting from numerous environmental and genetic factors. Combined with a comprehensive treatment plan, bariatric surgery is the effective tool to help individuals lose a significant amor of weight and sustain a lower healthier weight. In most cases, weight loss surgery helps to improve or resolve many obesity-related conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, reflux disease and others.

So how exactly does bariatric surgery work? There are several different bariatric procedures such a gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding. These processors work by restricting how much food an individual can consume and/or the rate of calorie absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. Regardless of the procedure, success is rooted in many other factors including nutrition, exercise and behavior modification.

opens in a new windowDr. David Fromm and his team at Rapid City Medical Center’s opens in a new windowBariatric and Metabolic Institute have developed a comprehensive and science-based obesity treatment to help patients shed the pounds and keep them off. The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute’s cornerstone for success is its personalized weekly seminars aimed at helping patients understand that bariatric surgery is just part of the comprehensive treatment plan. Each plan is unique and centered on the individual needs of each patient. A bariatric screening is scheduled to review a patient’s medical and family history, prior weight loss attempts, eating patterns and a variety of other factors that may affect their success. The patient’s current emotional and physical health status is also taken into consideration.

Bariatric surgeries have been proven successful. If you are done with the gimmicks and the struggles and you are  ready to live a full and healthy life, it’s time to consider bariatric surgery as a comprehensive weight loss plan. Contact the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute for more information.


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