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Conditions Treated with Weight Loss Surgery

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Before & After

Before surgery, you will consult with your doctor at Marina Weight Loss in greater Los Angeles. Together, you will to explore your weight loss goals and medical history. Surgery is a dependable way for qualified patients to achieve sustained loss weight, but you should have exhausted other diet and exercise options and expended effort to lose weight before considering surgery.

If surgery is recommended, we will work with you to confirm insurance benefits and obtain an approval from your health insurer. If your insurance company does not provide coverage, we can provide affordable financing options to help you cover the copsts of surgery.

Once the operation is scheduled, you will begin preparing for the diet and lifestyle changes that come with bariatric surgery. You may also want to discuss the possibility of plastic surgery before you begin the process: some patients have extra skin after the fat underneath has disappeared, and cosmetic procedures exist to fix this problem.

According to patients who have experienced it, life is changed by bariatric surgery, before and after. The most important, obvious lifestyle changes are diet and exercise.

Your eating habits will change dramatically. Weight loss surgery means you will not be able to eat as much, and you may react badly to certain foods. You will need to pay close attention to the nutrition value of the food you eat, making sure you get enough protein and vitamins. You will also be required to exercise more than you are likely used to, and more often.

But you will likely lose a lot of excess weight quite rapidly immediately after surgery. Over time, activities will become easier and you should become more energetic, and the symptoms of any obesity-related medical problems may lessen or go away altogether. The benefits are worth the trouble.

Many patients in Los Angeles have experienced success at Marina Weight Loss. You could be out next Success Story. Read stories, see photos and watch videos of Marina Del Rey Hospital patients by visiting our success stories page. If you are a Marina Weight Loss patient who would like your story featured on our website, fill out our contact us form and someone will contact you shortly.  

Please explore the other pages on this site for more information about what happens before, during, and after weight loss surgery. If you still have questions, please contact us at (310) 577-5540 or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified weight loss surgeons. Our office is located in Marina Del Rey, in the western region of greater Los Angeles.

This page was last updated on 11/06/2014 9:27 AM PST by Jeremy Korman, MD, FACS at Marina Del Rey Hospital