Weight Loss Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is rapidly spreading across all regions and demographic groups, including in Jacksonville, Florida and Valdosta, Georgia. In the United States, about two-thirds of the population is overweight and about one-third is obese; meaning almost 134 million Americans are overweight or obese. Not only is America suffering from this epidemic, but this trend is being seen around the world.

A person who is diagnosed as morbidly obese  generally weighs at least twice or 100 pounds more than his or her ideal weight or has a BMI>40.  The National Institute of Health reports that morbid obesity may considerably reduce life expectancy and is associated with an increased risk of developing serious health conditions or diseases such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Joint Problems
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Respiratory Problems

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Weight Loss Surgery is recognized as the most effective method for achieving long-term weight loss for obese and morbidly obese people.  Weight loss surgery is not right for everyone and requires commitment to lifestyle and behavioral changes.  Before considering weight loss surgery, you should first try more conventional weight loss methods such as a medically supervised weight loss program, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and an activity program involving exercising.   In most cases, it is required that you have documentation showing that you have participated in a medical weight loss program before your insurance company will pay for weight loss surgery.

Choosing a Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

There are several types of weight loss surgery and you should be familiar with all of them before deciding which weight loss surgery is best for you.  Each surgery has advantages and disadvantages and there may be medical or lifestyle reasons that make one weight loss surgery a better option for you than the others.

At JSAPA, we pride ourselves on enhancing the quality of life of our patients through surgical and non surgical weight management.  We will provide you with more than just weight loss surgery; we will provide you with everything you need to be successful, including: education, follow up, support, and a never ending commitment to helping you succeed with weight loss surgery.

Learn more about Weight Loss Surgery at JSAPA

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Weight Loss Testimonials and Tips

Jackie: LAP-BAND Success

  • By Robert Cywes
  • on Apr 19, 2009
I've lost 115 lbs.- This was the best decision of my life - I'm no longer a med-dependent diabetic. I can say I'm healthy and very happy - I am able to do things I've never been able to do!
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Sue: LAP-BAND Success

  • By Robert Cywes
  • on May 19, 2009
For as long as I can remember, I have been on a diet. Cabbage soup, cookies, starvation - nothing ever seemed enough or made me want to stay on it long term. Just over a year ago, I discovered the.
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Gastric Band Surgery for Obese Children

  • By Robert Cywes
  • on Jun 04, 2009
Obesity tends to run in families. Oftentimes, children of overweight or obese parents will find themselves suffering from the same weight problems as their parents did before them.
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