Baptist Health Paducah: Bariatric Solutions for Weight Loss
Bariatric surgeon Anthony K. Davis, MD discusses how they work with patients and a dietitian to ensure successful weight loss after bariatric surgery.
Bariatric Solutions for Weight Loss Health Talks Transcript
Anthony K. Davis, MD, Bariatric Surgery
Obesity can lead to overall death, so it decreases your risk of life by several years.
Jennifer Sedberry, Paducah, Kentucky
I just wasn’t in a good place. I was tired, I was miserable. I knew I couldn’t go on like that, and I knew I needed to do something to make my life better.
The effects of obesity can cause ailments, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, even sleep apnea. Surgery should be considered as a tool to help you treat this disease. It’s a tool because after we provide a safe procedure for the patient, patients understand that they actually have to use it. They can’t just sit back and wait for the miracle to happen. They have to actually use this to help change behavior. A good weight-loss surgical program requires a dietitian, and we work in tandem with them to create a diet regimen for them before surgery and to continue that after surgery. I think it’s imperative that patients get educated throughout this course of weight loss, and we depend and lean on our dietitian to help provide that information.
I began my journey in August, and I had my surgery in December, and it’s May and I’ve lost 51 pounds. Dr. Davis gave me a second chance on life.