The Lap Band Surgery Center: Lap Band Surgery is Just the Beginning of Weight Loss

July 6, 2013

A July 2, 2013 article by the Republican American pointed out what many doctors have warned their patients about lap band: “Surgery, And Then Came The Hard Part”. LAP-BAND® patients should know why they are really going to go through surgery, says Dr. Joseph Naim of the Lap Band Surgery Center, giving 6 reasons to engage in this form of weight loss.

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 06, 2013

Celebrities like Governor Chris Christie and Jets coach Rex Ryan have made it a bit more fashionable to engage in lap band surgery, but Lap Band Surgery Center's Dr. H. Joseph Naim says that's not enough to do the hard work afterward. Using tips from a July 2, 2013 article posted in the Republican American (“Surgery, And Then Came The Hard Part”), he says there are 6 reasons given to engage in gastric banding for long-term weight loss (rep-am.com/articles/2013/07/04/lifestyle/health/734669.txt).

    1.    First, it's a means of doing what patients already know that they need to do: diet and exercise. Calling bariatric surgery a diet tool, the Republican American also notes that patients with a great deal of success in weight loss are intent on exercise as well.

    2.    Regaining weight, just like in a traditional diet and exercise program, is often not the fault of the program. The Republican American noted that around 20% of lap band patients tend to either regain weight or not lose quite as much as was hoped, which can be linked to several factors. Overall, the implication was that behaviors before lap band surgery need to drastically change, for actual long-term weight loss to take effect.

    3.    Mind over matter, or thought over feeling, can also be key. One of the patients with a successful weight loss surgery, mentioned in the Republican American article, did more than just schedule the appointment – Debbi Cook gave a farewell dinner to her favorite 'bad' foods and began dieting before the surgery. In the process, she lost 40 pounds pre-surgery, and 150 pounds post-surgery. Most physicians recommend this course of action, said Dr. Naim of the Lap Band Surgery Center, but many patients don't follow the advice, which doesn't help after the band has been inserted. Just because there is less food going through the stomach, doesn't mean that the appetites for high-fat, high-calorie, or sweet items just go away.

    4.    Conditions that can heavily restrict life, or even shorten it, often go along with obesity. Happily, says the Republican American, weight loss achieved through lap band surgery can go a long way toward getting rid of conditions like diabetes, or even completely reverse it.

    5.    While it's true that weight loss achieved through lap band surgery is slower than either gastric bypass or gastric sleeve operations, the Republican American indicated new eating disciplines that really make the surgery work afterward. With only three small meals of less than 5 ounces each, additional vitamins, and lack of alcohol, real weight loss has a chance of happening over time.

    6.    The psychological advantage of weight loss surgery can do more than just a diet and exercise program. Struggles with weight loss can be a result of the overeating cycle of reward, but surgery makes sure there are consequences, as pointed out by the Republican American: vomiting, diarrhea or nausea.

Since 2004, Dr. H. Joseph Naim, has been a specialist in laparoscopic surgeries: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and LAP-BAND®. Before becoming head of the Lap Band Surgery Center of Southern California, Dr. Naim obtained a medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a California medical license, and a certificate for General Surgery. He has memberships in three hospitals, named as Bariatric Centers of Excellence (Long Beach's St. Mary Medical Center, the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in L.A., and the Chapman Medical Center of Orange County). Patients can request free consultations and getting information about lap band cost by calling 1-800-472-4900, or by entering information on the website: http://www.thelapbandcenter.com/how-it-works.cfm.

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