Healthy diet and exercise is one of the traditional methods to lose weight. Other alternatives include: fee-based weight reduction programs that charge fees to administer the program, medical treatment by a physician and behavioral modification treatments. Weight loss surgery should only be considered after attempts at traditional weight loss methods have failed.
Surgical Weight Loss Options
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Which surgery is right for you?
The type of surgery you choose is not only a very personal decision that should be discussed between you and your family, but also one that requires the professional expertise and knowledge of your surgeon. Surgery to promote weight loss is a serious undertaking, and patients who have had surgery require close monitoring as well as life-long use of special foods and medications.
Weight loss surgery has shown to be an effective tool in weight loss, but it's only a tool. No method, including surgery, guarantees to produce and maintain weight loss. Success is possible only with your fullest cooperation and commitment to behavioral change and medical follow-up.