How to Decide What Operation is Best for You
of Texas offers both medical weight loss (mwl) and surgical weight management. We have a solution for patients needing to lose hundreds of pounds or just a few. Our surgical patients benefit by participating in the medical programs. We have found that our results at 2 years after surgery are amplified dramatically when our patients are in the combined program.
a weight loss surgery is a very personal decision. Drs. Seger, Duperier, Patel and Englehardt are very experienced weight loss surgeons who continue to perform all types of weight loss surgery because they all work! One operation may be better for one person than another; however the most important thing that determines long term success is YOU! These are extremely powerful tools that will lead to massive weight loss if used correctly.
There are many different things that factor into a decision about which weight loss surgery to have. You should choose the operation that best fits your personality. Some patients choose based on surgical risk or reversibility. Others choose based on the amount of expected weight loss or the chances that a particular operation will cure diabetes or reflux/heartburn.
We want the decision to be made by you after hearing all the information given to you in a non-biased fashion.
(% of EXCESS body weight)
|Timing of Weight Loss||12-18 months||12-18 months||12-18 months||6 months||Up to 36 months|
|Duration of Operation||45 minutes||75 minutes||120 minutes||10 minutes||30 minutes|
|Days in Hospital||0-1||2||2-3||0||0|
|Covered by Insurance||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Risk on Day of Surgery||Medium|
(maybe lower than GBP)
|Date of First Proceedure||2001||1968||1986||2017||2001|
|Return to Work||0-1 Weeks||1-3 Weeks||2-4 Weeks||Same day||1 Weeks|
|Follow up Appointments||~5 First Year / Annually After||~5 First Year / Annually After||Monthly Until Steady State Achieved|
|Hardware Left Behind||No||No||Yes|
|Cures Type 2 Diabetes||70%||85%||90%||Currently Unknown||50%|
|Cures High Blood Pressure||60%||60%||60%||Unknown||60%|
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