Choosing the Right Time for Weight Loss Surgery
"Timing is everything" goes the old show business saying, but there are also times in life when trying to choose the best possible moment can be highly problematic. If you are, like many people, suffering from multiple health effects of the illness of obesity, renowned weight loss specialist Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. suggests that, for very many patients, the best time may be right now. Taking too long to select just the right moment might actually be counterproductive.
There are many reasons people delay a bariatric procedure. They may have been dealing with a prior operation that may not have gone as well as possible and are wondering whether lap band revision surgery is truly the best choice for them. Others may be aware of the facts of the outstanding track record of results for procedures such as gastric sleeve after lap band, but their busy lives may seem like a constant obstacle.
The fact of the matter is that there is a time for everything. However, if you are working with an outstanding physician like Dr. Feiz and you and the doctor both believe a weight loss surgery is called for, you are properly prepared and have considered all the options – such as lap band vs. gastric sleeve with your physician – then really the best time for surgery is very likely as soon as possible. There are some things you don't want to wait too long for, and good health is definitely one of them
To learn more about whether bariatric procedures might be right for your life right now, Dr. Feiz and Associates offer free seminars on a regular basis.