What to Expect

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Obesity affects your whole life – your physical health, your family life, your emotional well-being and your self-image. If you've tried diets, exercise, supplements or medications and been disappointed, it's time for a real solution. Woman's is here to help.

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Attend our a free weight loss surgery seminar and learn more about the different types of surgeries.

Knowing what to expect can take the surprises out of the process and make you feel more comfortable along the way.

At Woman's, we are always focused on what's best for you. Our team of experts helps you through all phases of your weight loss journey – before surgery, during surgery and long after surgery.

We're here to provide guidance, reassurance and comprehensive services to help you reach your goals. Although weight loss surgery has been shown to be an effective approach to weight loss, surgery is only a tool. A successful outcome depends on your commitment to a long-term lifestyle changes.

    You could be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you:

    • Are more than 100 pounds over your ideal body weight
    • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 40
    • Have a BMI of over 35 and are experiencing severe negative health effects, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, related to being severely overweight
    • Are unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically supervised dieting

    Weight loss (bariatric) surgery is a procedure that makes the stomach smaller so you feel satisfied with less food. It’s for people who are morbidly obese and have not had success with other weight loss therapies such as diet, exercise and medications.

    Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic surgery and it does not involve the surgical removal of adipose (fat) tissue.

    For success, candidates need to understand the risks of bariatric surgery and be committed to long-term nutritional and lifestyle changes.

    Most studies suggest that patients lose about 2/3 to 3/4 of their excess weight over the first two years. Long-term studies have shown that on average, patients keep off at least half of the lost weight over five to 15 years. Most patients regain some weight after the first two years, usually about 10 percent of the lost excess body weight.

    To be successful and gain all the health benefits weight loss surgery has to offer, you must make major changes in your life, including a healthy lifestyle, eating habits and regular physical activity.

    Your long-term success will be impacted greatly by creating a support system, such as utilizing as a support group. Your efforts and commitment to this lifestyle plays an essential role in your success.

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      Weight loss surgery is considered successful when you lose 50 percent of your excess weight. Even though some patients may not reach their "ideal body weight," the physical heath and emotional health benefits are significant.

    Beyond Pounds Lost. Beyond Sizes Dropped.

    Feel better. It’s more than numbers on a scale. Woman’s offers you a network that includes experts in physical therapy, exercise and nutrition to help you make positive lifestyle changes.