Obesity is a complex and challenging condition that affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. If you’ve tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise, medical experts Scott C. Stowers, D.O., FASMBS, and Curtis Peery, MD, FACS, FASMBS here at The Bariatric Experts offer surgical weight loss techniques that can offer you a lifeline to a healthier future.
However, choosing the right surgical weight loss technique is a critical decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. That’s why we want you to consider these essential factors when making this life-changing choice:
Consult with our expert medical team
Before diving into the details of different surgical weight loss techniques, we advise that you sit down with our team for an in-depth consultation. We can assess your individual circumstances, medical history, and weight loss goals to determine if surgery is the right option for you. We’re happy to provide you with valuable insights and recommendations based on our experience and expertise. Our team is here for you and will guide you evry step of the way.
Understand your options
Several surgical weight loss techniques are available today, each with its own advantages and considerations. The surgeries performed by The Bariatric Experts are the gastric bypass (roux-en-y), sleeve gastrectomy (sleeve), single-anastomosis duodenal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S), and the duodenal switch (DS). Dr. Stowers and Dr. Peery believe in these procedures because of the success of their patients that they see every day.
Know your weight loss goals
Your weight loss goals and expectations play a significant role in choosing the right technique. Discuss your desired outcomes with us, so we can align your expectations with your chosen procedure.
Consider your lifestyle changes
Your lifestyle and commitment to long-term changes are pivotal factors. Surgical weight loss is a tool — not a quick fix. You’ll need to be willing to make significant dietary and lifestyle changes for sustainable success. Our registered dietitian will be in your corner from day one! She will guide you through dietary changes in order to transition into a new, exciting lifestyle.
Prepare for recovery time
Recovery time for most patients is minimal. However, The Bariatric Experts advise patients to take a week minimum off of work after surgery. This is to ensure that your body is able to recover adequately and keep the focus on the goals ahead of you. Differences in patient’s occupations do determine varying limitations in the workplace immediately after surgery. These limitations are discussed on an individual basis.
Establish long-term support
Weight loss surgery is not a one-and-done solution. It’s possible to need ongoing medical and psychological support to maintain your weight loss. When you have surgery with The Bariatric Experts, you are our patient for life! We want to be your biggest cheerleaders and confidants during your journey to a healthier life and long after surgery.
Know the financials
If you have insurance, we provide FREE insurance checks to see what benefits are on your individual policy. Many of our patients opt to be cash pay patients because it does equal a faster path to surgery and is sometimes a lower price than their insurance out of pocket maximum.
We have one of the lowest cash prices in the country! Pricing does vary based on procedure, so the best way to find out pricing for what is best for you is at your initial consultation. We also provide financing options and will discuss those in depth with you at your initial consultation.
Choosing the right surgical weight loss technique is a highly individualized decision. Successful weight loss surgery is just the beginning of a lifelong journey toward better health, and your commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle will be key to your long-term success.
To book a consultation to learn more about your surgical weight loss options, call our friendly staff at 940-577-2090 (office locations in Frisco, Texas and Abilene, Texas) or fill out our contact form. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.