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Treatment Options

Non-Surgical: Diet, Exercise, and Behavior Modification

Traditional weight loss programs rely on a combination of diet, exercise, and behavior modification.

Unfortunately, even the best programs only work for a small percentage of people—like less than 5% achieve long-term success. According to the National Institutes of Health NIH, more than 90% of all weight loss program participants regain their weight within one year. And it's even more difficult for morbidly obese patients.

They often move from diet to diet, subjecting their bodies to a severe cycle of weight loss and gain known as "yo-yo" dieting.

We recommend considering surgical weight loss options for these patients. In fact, the risk of death from not having surgery is greater than the risks of surgery.

Surgical Options