Few people would disagree that a healthy diet and exercise regimen is the best way to get in shape. However, not everyone understands just how difficult this can be, especially those who have already settled into poor habits or have a particularly hard time shedding weight. For the obese, a more dramatic and immediate first step is often necessary to give someone the impetus to keep going, and to help the effects of the new lifestyle truly take shape.
Weight loss surgery may be a viable option for the right candidates, provided they are committed to taking their health and appearance into their own hands. At our Manhattan weight loss clinic, we offer several types of laparoscopic bariatric surgery, giving our patients the opportunity to choose a treatment that best suits their needs. If you are considering surgery as a way to start your weight loss transformation, take a moment to learn the differences between your treatment options.
By DR. ROCK POSITANO
Special to The Sunday News
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