The emphasis on eating that is so prevalent around the holidays makes it the perfect time to work with BHP specialists to figure out the best weight loss solution for you.
As enjoyable as it can be to sit down with your nearest and dearest to a beautiful Thanksgiving feast, the day after the holiday is not always so thoroughly savored. The roads are often jammed with shoppers, there are dishes to be done, and all the while many people are feeling the pains of overeating. For those who have undergone weight loss surgery, the complications can be even greater. One of the most common causes of lap band slippage is overeating, making the holidays a particularly challenging time for these patients. Fortunately, at Beverly Hills Physicians, a skilled and empathetic medical specialist is always on hand to provide first rate assistance to those that seek anything from post-bariatric eating advice to even a conversion band to gastric sleeve surgery.
At BHP, patients find a team that consists of the largest network of beauty and health care providers in California – one that is dedicated to enhancing the holistic wellness of each individual. BHP specialists recommend that lap band patients looking to avoid lap band slippage should eat small meals throughout the day, as well as make sure that their food is thoroughly chewed. However, as many of us know all too well, the home-cooked treats and festive treats of the holidays provide plenty hard-to-resist opportunities to indulge in overeating.
That’s why, in many cases, the holiday season serves to illustrate whether or not lap band is the ideal weight loss treatment for a patient’s needs. Depending on one’s specific weight and health issues, a different approach might be preferable. If the lap band proves ineffective or inappropriate for your specific weight loss needs, there are many more options to choose from, including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy among others.
While lap band is a wildly popular (and frequently effective) weight loss treatment, a more permanent option—the sleeve gastrectomy—might be in order for those with more severe weight issues or other personal needs. By removing roughly 85% of the stomach, a sleeve gastrectomy greatly limits the number of calories a person can eat, decreasing feelings of hunger, and leading to rapid, safe and permanent weight loss.
If a patient has already received a lap band and isn’t happy with his or her weight loss, a band to sleeve procedure can be attempted. During this operation, a BHP bariatric surgeon will perform the sleeve gastrectomy while removing the lap band, all through the use of a minimally invasive laparoscope. No matter which procedure appeals to you, a BHP medical consultant will discuss the most appropriate weight loss surgery options, including recommending the ideal qualified doctor for your surgical needs, in addition to assistance with financing, pre-operative and post-operative care.
Where you go matters – and for those looking to remain comfortable and healthy over the holiday season, going to BHP is always an excellent idea. The BHP team believes that wellness is about living an active and healthy lifestyle, but also embracing the fun and joy of the holidays. If you’re experiencing band discomfort after enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner, contact BHP today, and look forward to greeting the season with a stunning, trim new you! For a free consultation, or if you have any questions check out BHP’s website at www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com or call them at 800-670-3602.