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Weight Loss Surgery Options

Posted on October 15, 2019 by

Let’s talk about the problem of obesity and what you can do about it. I will preview the operative procedures and the risks of having surgery, as well as the results. I’ll give you my opinion. For most people I think the sleeve gastrectomy is the better option! I see all the nutritional problems that arise and abnormal anatomy problems with the bypass. And I see the device problems with the adjustable bands. There’s relatively poor weight loss with the bands. The sleeve gastrectomy is a fairly low risk procedure.  It’s a quick recovery and we see really good weight loss with it. And, you keep your anatomy normal. I’ve become convinced over the years that keeping the anatomy normal is probably a good thing.

Weight loss is hard. Surgery is an extension of an overall medical weight loss plan. Weight doesn’t magically fall off just because you have surgery. It’s still diet, exercise, and behavior modification. Surgery is a “tool” to assist you with weight loss. That’s all it is. A tool can either be used correctly, or it can be used incorrectly. If used correctly it can be very powerful. If used incorrectly it doesn’t work well and you can get into some real problems. Long term weight control is still very hard. Some people think they’ve had the surgery and lost the weight so they don’t have to worry about it anymore. YES YOU DO! You can regain your weight. It doesn’t matter what operation we’re talking about. You need to do the right thing. You have to know what the right things to do are. Then, how do you implement those things? Sometimes the concepts are really straight forward but you have to know what they are. Implementing the concepts is the hard thing. We have the expertise and support here. We can help you with how you do this in your life. Sometimes life tends to get in the way. Surgery combined with a Medical Weight Loss program gives you the best chance for long term success. It’s not that we’re doing better or different operations but we see better weight loss than other places. We see better weight loss because it’s the education and support side of this whole thing that really gets people optimizing weight loss and then keeping that weight off long term. That’s absolutely key.

Lots of different medical problems go along with weight. Every single one I’ve listed on the slide is directly related to weight. When weight goes up, they get worse. As weight comes down, they get better. Some of them completely go away with weight loss. If they don’t go away, at least they get under control. Some of them are very significant: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. These things can potentially be life threatening. Weight loss treats them all. If I could boil it down to the biggest problem it’s the risk of dying. It goes way up. For someone who is 75-100 pounds overweight, on average, you’re going to die about 10-15 years before someone who’s not overweight. That’s the issue. We want you to live a long, healthy life and die of old age. Last thing you want is that premature death. By treating the weight, we can treat all those other problems.

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What If I Can’t Find a Qualified Bariatric Surgeon or Comprehensive Program in My Area?

Posted on July 16, 2018 by

2017-03-29_16.59.40_smallerIf you cannot find a qualified bariatric surgeon or comprehensive follow up program in your area, you will have to either compromise what you want/ need or continue your search until you find the surgeon/program that will meet and/or exceed your expectations.

A few experienced surgeons offer a travel program for surgery.  At the Center for Weight Loss Success, we offer such a program for appropriate surgical candidates.  Not only does the program include surgery with arguably the most experience bariatric surgeon in the United States who has performed over 5,000 weight loss procedures, but it also includes our comprehensive Weight Management University for Weight Loss Surgery™ program.  In addition, it is one of the most affordable options available in the United States.  You can learn more about it at

The bottom line is that you have to be comfortable with your choice.  We are fortunate to have many excellent bariatric surgeons in the United States.  Your long-term success is the most important thing under consideration here.  I hope this book has helped to inspire you, answer your questions and better prepare you for an amazing journey.  Only you know if this journey is something that is right for you.  If we can be of further assistance in any way, please let us know at  If you desire additional information and would like to view helpful videos that address each of these questions, please visit our main website at or at


Rhonda’s Opinion:  Travel to the surgeon/program of your choice – it’s all worth it!

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?

Posted on November 05, 2014 by

Knowledge is Power!

Posted on July 07, 2014 by

life father son beachAn investment in knowledge pays the best dividends. 

It is important to understand the power of knowledge.  Now before you glaze over, I must tell you that with regards to long term weight loss, this is absolutely true and essential.  What’s even more important is not only to have the knowledge of how to lose weight, but to do something with what you know/learn.   That is exactly why we created Weight Management University™, Weight Management University for Weight Loss Surgery™, and My Weight Loss Academy™.  They are each step-by-step guides that include not only the “how” but also the “why’s” that result in weight loss success.  Combine this with your homework assignments, your 1:1 discussions with our experts to “bring it home” and your fitness classes and you have a recipe for long term success.  Granted, it is an investment of time and some money, but well worth the return and long term dividend of weight loss success.

As I always say, “Life is what you do minute to minute and day to day.  Enjoy yourself along the journey every step of the way.”  If weight is holding you back from what you want to do, you need to do something about it.  Weight loss doesn’t have to be drudgery.  It can actually be fun…really!  Don’t focus on what you can’t do or can’t eat.  Rather, focus on what you can do and can eat.  Before you know it, you will be meeting those short term goals and be well on your way to meeting or exceeding your long term goals.

The knowledge obtained through Weight Management University™, Weight Management University for Weight Loss Surgery™, and My Weight Loss Academy™ is knowledge that correlates into an   average weight loss of 37 pounds for our medical weight loss program and an average weight loss of 129 pounds for our surgical weight loss program.  These results exceed national averages and we are so proud of all of our clients and expert staff.  Knowledge   really is power and once you do something with that knowledge, the sky is the limit.  Learn…improve your health…feel great…live life to the fullest!

I look forward to seeing you at CFWLS real soon!