The majority of weight loss patients are severely obese men and women who have struggled to maintain a variety of diet and exercise regimens for most of their life. Year in and year out they’ve experienced constant frustration with their inability to lose weight before finally turning to weight loss surgery as a way to end this cycle. Yet, although weight loss surgery typically produces outstanding weight loss results, not all procedures end with the amount of weight loss that some patients expect. While it is understandable for patients in these situations to lose some degree of hope, they should understand that their obesity remains a serious health concern that needs to be addressed. Revision surgery with our highly skilled and experienced surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) is the best way for patients to give their weight loss journey the revival that it needs. Here are three reasons why:
- Lap Bands are Easily Removed – One reason why a lot of patients choose the lap band surgery over other options is that it is completely reversible, so the decision is less permanent. This fact works out well for patients who get the Lap Band procedure only to find that it is not an effective solution for them. Our surgeons here at BHP are able to remove the Lap Band and perform a sleeve gastrectomy all in the same procedure.
- Gastric Sleeve Patients Lose More Weight – The reason why patients choose to get a sleeve gastrectomy after their Lap Band doesn’t produce the results they are looking for is simple: gastric sleeve patients are shown to lose more weight. According to data from the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the average gastric sleeve patient sees a 30 percent drop in their BMI in the first year following their surgery, while the average Lap Band patient experiences a 20 percent reduction.
- Outstanding Post-Op Guidance – When patients who had their initial weight loss surgery done by a different surgeon get revision surgery from BHP, they are always amazed at the level of dietary, weight loss, and general follow-up support that the friendly and professional BHP staff offers. Not only does BHP have the most highly regarded surgeons on their team, they also employ some of the best registered dieticians and weight loss coaches to ensure that every patient maximizes their results.
If you or someone close to you is disappointed or dismayed by unsatisfactory results from a previous weight loss surgery, the most important thing is not to give up hope. With countless patients, the surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians have been able to turn that frustration into significant weight loss results.