Weight Loss Surgery

Stethoscope danglingDeveloping and maintaining a "healthy lifestyle"; comprised of daily exercise, nutritional awareness, portion control, and healthy personal choices, is without a doubt the best way to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people have tried those methods for years and have been unsuccessful at both losing weight and maintaining any weight reduction that was achieved. For people in this position, weight loss surgery may be an option.

Weight loss surgery is a serious operation in which the usable portion of the stomach is limited in some manner to reduce the amount of food that can be consumed in a single sitting. Many of these procedures also bypass a portion of the intestines so that there is less surface area through which food can be absorbed. Regardless of which surgery is chosen, it is important to remember that weight loss surgery is not a "magic" fix. Weight loss surgery will require a lifelong commitment to maintaining a "healthy lifestyle" as described above. In addition weight loss surgery patients must commit to post surgery follow up and testing so that they can be monitored for nutritional deficiencies to insure the success of their chosen surgery.

Serious Weight Loss has made it our mission to provide accurate information about all methods for weight loss including weight loss surgery. The founder of Serious Weight Loss underwent weight loss surgery in early 2006 and it was, as a result of his struggle to find accurate, unbiased information on the various weight loss surgery procedures that were available that this site was born. For each surgery type that is featured, Serious Weight Loss will define the surgery and provide an overview of the advantages and disadvantages. This is not meant to scare anyone away or to make any one surgery type appear superior to any other. We provide this information so that you will have as much information as possible in order to choose the surgery and surgical center that is right for you.

Weight Loss Surgery is not "One Size Fits All" and there is no surgery that is "better" than any other surgery; there is only the question as to which surgery is best for you. Hopefully by providing this information for you, Serious Weight Loss will give you a solid foundation as you begin investigating which surgery, and surgical center, is best for you. Serious Weight Loss recommends that anyone considering weight loss surgery do extensive research investigating all the surgical options available as weight loss surgery is a major surgery and the results will affect you for the remainder of your life. Proper research can insure that those effects are positive rather than negative.

Serious Weight Loss is just a starting point. We strongly urge you to consult multiple surgery centers and surgeons before making your decision. We also recommend that you speak with others who have had surgery and find out first hand what they have learned in their journey. The myseriousweightloss.com forums are a great place to meet others and learn from their experiences. We also encourage you to explore the many sites that we have linked in order to do further research. While Serious Weight Loss attempts to keep our information as up to date as possible, this is a field that changes daily. New techniques are developed, new studies are released, and new risk factors are discovered. Use the resources we provide to arm yourself with information in this battle against obesity.