Weight loss (Bariatric) surgery is a tool that, in a comprehensive weight management plan, allows the patient to have long-term success in losing weight and maintaining that weight loss. However, weight loss surgery is not for everyone. It works best for those who have seriously committed to the long-term lifestyle change necessary to make the surgery successful. Regular life-long follow-up is necessary to achieve the best results and minimize complications.
Obesity is not a disease that is “fixed” with surgery. It is a disease that must be fought with the choices we make every single day, for the rest of our lives. It must be fought for our future and the future of our children.