If you're considering weight loss surgery, Beverly Hills Physicians has some very special thoughts for you as we approach Independence Day 2013. Serious obesity is never easy, but it can be especially difficult during the summer. Hikes, picnics, pool parties, even out of town vacations can be a lot more difficult if you're dealing with the discomfort and health problems that go with being extremely overweight. Still, sometimes the things that make us uncomfortable also spur us into action. That's why this coming July 4th holiday is an outstanding time to declare your independence from the severe obesity that is holding you back.
The good news is that there are now more options than ever for people who are serious about taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by bariatric surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy is an increasingly popular bariatric procedure that is highly effective, while being significantly less invasive than the earlier gastric bypass. Lap band surgery has been much in the news and it is an excellent option for many people. Its advantages include the fact that its adjustability permits doctors a number of options. Also, it is the least invasive of all weight loss procedures and, if necessary, it is also the only reversible option.
Of course, every bariatric patient's situation is different, so deciding which procedure, if any, is best for you can't really be done until you meet one of the outstanding specialists at Beverly Hills Physicians. Where you go for medical care matters a great deal and the difference will start with your first meeting with a member of our surgical team, who will begin taking your medical history and explaining how the various bariatric options might work with your particular situation.
Naturally, that's only the beginning of the outstanding care you'll get from the Beverly Hills Physicians doctors and staff. In fact, that attention extends to every aspect of your procedure, including financing. Because of their proven medical benefits, bariatric procedures are most often covered by medical insurance. Of course, not everyone has medical insurance and policies may differ greatly; such matters as deductibles and copays are highly variable. Our consultants will be happy to go over the financial end of any procedure. If there are any issues, they can usually work out a payment plan that will work well with any budget.
If, in the course of your personal human events, you believe it has become self-evident that now is the time to break the chains of severe obesity with a bariatric procedure, do not wait to declare your unalienable right to a healthy life, the liberty to participate in healthy outdoor activities, and the pursuit of happiness.