Weight Loss ProceduresYour Health, Your Hospital
It is notoriously difficult to keep extra weight off, but it is worth the effort. Non-overweight people have more energy, fewer health complications, and longer life expectancies on average. They also incur fewer health care costs, and some studies show that they even earn more money.
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Fortunately, there are ways to combat obesity. Patients in Los Angeles, in particular, have plenty of options for treating the disease. Medical treatment for obesity, including surgery, is safe and effective. It's also advancing quickly, with new procedures being developed and approved regularly. Additionally, there are many resources available to those who decline surgery, including medical weight loss programs and information sources to help you construct a diet and exercise routine.
Surgical Weight Loss
Weight loss surgery is an effective tool that helps the seriously obese lose weight. To be a candidate for surgery, the patient must have a body mass index, or BMI, of 30 or more, which corresponds to being about 50-100 pounds overweight, depending on height. Although weight loss surgery is not a magic fix for obesity, patients who make conscious changes to their diet and activity levels can have remarkable results.
Risks and Complications of Weight Loss Surgery
Like any operation, weight loss surgery does have risks. Though uncommon, these risks and complications will be thoroughly reviewed with you by the clinical team at Marina Weight Loss.
Health Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery
According to a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2004, bariatric surgery patients showed improvements in the following metabolic conditions: