Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Science of Weight Loss Surgery
At Dr. Feiz and Associates, we stand behind our bariatric procedures not because they're safe, not because they're viable, and not because they're a practical choice for patients suffering from severe obesity. All of these factors are true, of course, but the reason why we stand behind them--and why Dr. Feiz has dedicated himself toward having both the superior expertise and skill to perform them--is simply because they provide results. Simply put: they work, and they work well.
Where other methods of weight loss for the severely obese fail, the medical consensus is that bariatric surgery is the only method of weight loss proven to provide positive, consistent, and long term results. Though regular exercise and healthy eating are always important, they have a shockingly small impact on putting a dent into severe obesity. There are many reasons for that.
The human body is actually designed to gain weight. It was to our evolutionary advantage to want to pack on pounds because, for early humans, the next meal was never a sure thing. Losing weight is difficult for most people because it's actually against what the body wants you to do because it thinks it needs that weight. Are you familiar with the difficulty controlling food cravings while dieting to drop a few pounds? Now imagine you needed to drop 50, 70, or even 100 or more.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle may seem like the obvious solution, but for someone suffering from severe obesity, doing so is much more difficult. The food cravings someone with severe obesity experiences makes it nearly impossible for them to satisfy their sense of hunger from smaller portions. Since a much smaller food consumption is necessary for losing the significantly large amount of pounds needed, surgical weightloss proves itself to be an extremely effective solution by limiting the amount of food a patient is physically capable of consuming. At Dr. Feiz and Associates, we provide these solutions to give individuals trapped in severe obesity a clear path forward.