Baptist Health Floyd: Bariatric Solutions for Weight Loss
Bariatric surgery is the No. 1 way to lose a large amount of weight and keep it off. Learn more about bariatric weight-loss solutions today.
Bariatric Solutions for Weight Loss HealthTalks Transcript
Lanny Gore, MD, Bariatric Surgery:
Obesity is one of the top medical problems in our country. In fact, it’s about to overtake tobacco as the number one most preventable health problem in our country.
Mike Bailey, Elizabeth, Indiana:
I was just getting to a point that I can see it was really taking me downhill pretty quickly. I thought it was time to do something. I know it was a dramatic point in my life. I always joked around. I said “When I think about going on a diet, it makes me hungry.” It was a joke, but I just needed some help, that’s what I needed.
The number one way to lose a lot of weight and keep it off is bariatric surgery. Many people are able to change their lifestyle. After they get an operation, they’re then able to really control their portion size, they’re able to control their hunger urges, and they’re able to overcome this hump that was kind of holding them back.
I’m back to normal now. It’s just proportion. After it’s done, it’s all in proportion. When I have a meal, I only use a saucer. Most of the time, I don’t finish it all.
This is an operation where you can eat a small amount of food and really be able to stop and able to keep the weight loss going. We’re here to learn about: What are the struggles you’re having with your weight-loss journey? We want to continue to encourage weight loss, give tips, make sure you’re not having any problems, and keep this weight loss going for the rest of your life.