What is the Biggest Myth About Weight Loss Surgery?

There are many misconceptions and false ideas about elective surgeries. One widespread myth about weight loss surgery is that it is the “easy way out,” like some magic bullet that instantly fixes everything. Expert bariatric surgeons and patients who have undergone weight loss surgery can personally attest that it is definitely NOT the easy way out! But with the help of our team, you can navigate the challenges and experience life-changing benefits with your weight loss journey.

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Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Gastric Bypass?

The weight loss surgeries offered at Bariatric & Aesthetic Surgery Associates utilize a variety of techniques to help patients achieve their weight loss goals. The patient’s individual needs and circumstances are major determining factors in which weight loss procedure will be best for that patient. The ideal candidate for a gastric bypass struggles with weight management as well as acid reflux and/or type 2 diabetes.

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What is Your Preferred Weight Loss Procedure?

As an experienced bariatric surgeon, Dr. Metz is well-versed on all the ins and outs of the various weight loss procedures. There’s no better person to ask for an opinion on which procedure is best. When asked which procedure he prefers above the rest, Dr. Metz indicated the gastric sleeve. He comfortably stated, “It’s what I would have if I were going to have bariatric surgery.”

 For the young, non-diabetic individual in need of weight loss surgery, the gastric sleeve may be the best surgical approach. However, individual circumstances will always be paramount when considering which weight loss procedure to choose. Such a decision is best determined through a one-on-one consultation with your bariatric surgeon. If you would like more information about which bariatric surgery may be best for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Metz today.
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