According to the CDC, about thirty-five percent of U.S. adults are obese. Unfortunately, many who are obese struggle to lose weight with diet and exercise, and either only see limited results or are unable to maintain their results for any period. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles bariatric surgery doctor, may be able to help.
Bariatric surgery may also be called weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is often recommended for those who are extremely obese or who have, or are at risk of having, serious health problems due to their obesity. Several types of bariatric surgery are available, and Dr. Kerendian, expert in bariatric surgery in Los Angeles, can help you decide on the type that is most appropriate for your needs.
Bariatric Surgery Los Angeles
Severe obesity is generally defined as having a BMI over forty. When you are obese, your risk of serious health problems can increase. These weight-related issues can include sleep apnea, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles bariatric surgery doctor, may recommend bariatric surgery if you have a BMI over forty, or if your BMI is over thirty-five and you have one of these weight-related health problems. To determine your candidacy, he may consider several other factors as well, including:
• Your understanding of the risks and benefits of the surgery
• Your preparation for the surgery and its life-changing effects
• Your awareness of how your nutritional needs can change
• Your commitment to this healthier new way of life
Bariatric surgery can make a big difference in your life. It can make it easier for you to incorporate healthy new habits and reach your goals. A normal human stomach can hold up to three pints of food at a time, but after bariatric surgery, the amount of food you can eat is greatly restricted. This leads to weight loss. Many procedures today are performed using laparoscopy, which greatly reduces recovery time and simplifies the procedure, but Dr. Kerendian, expert in bariatric surgery in Los Angeles, may still recommend open surgery for some patients who have certain risk factors.
If you are obese and have been struggling to lose weight on your own, bariatric surgery may be an option. Call us today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our surgeon, Dr. Kerendian.