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Man with a big belly getting it measured

Thinking About Gastric Surgeries

Man with a big belly getting it measuredConsiderations for Gastric Surgeries

If you are tired of being overweight and you feel like you’ve tried every diet on the planet only to either regain the weight you lost, or not lose weight at all, it might be time to consider something more permanent and more likely to actually help. There are a number of gastric surgeries that might be an option for your situation. Keep these considerations in mind as you start down that path.

BMI Qualification

First, you should make sure you would qualify for gastric surgeries. At Marina Weight Loss Center, you have to have a BMI of 30-35 or above in order to qualify. Check your BMI or schedule a visit with your doctor to have that evaluated. You will also have to go through a full physical evaluation if it’s determined that you can move forward with gastric surgeries, but it is good to know whether or not you qualify with your basic BMI first.

Research

You may want to research the different gastric surgeries so you know what each is like and what they might be able to do for you. Think about your individual goals and try to match them with the different gastric surgeries. Is there one that stands out above the others? You might want to find out more about that one. But don’t get your heart set on one of the gastric surgeries before you talk to a surgeon. Once they hear your goals, they may have a different idea in mind for what is best for you.

Consultation

As you are exploring gastric surgeries and the options available on the market, the best way to get accurate answers to your questions is to have a consultation with a surgeon. You aren’t committing to anything. You are just on a fact finding mission. You can have an open, honest conversation with the surgeon about your habits and goals. You can ask questions you might have about gastric surgeries in general, or one of the specific surgeries you are considering. This is the time to get it all out in the open and clearly present all of your questions and concerns so you can proceed with confidence one way or another.

Take Your Time

After your consultation, you should take a little time to step back from the situation and think everything through. Gastric surgeries are a serious matter and you want to enter the process with careful thought. Think about how your life would change and the things you would have to adjust in your life. Can you make those changes? Do you want to? Do you want to try losing weight on your own one more time or are you ready to use gastric surgeries to speed the process along?

Contact Marina Weight Loss Center

After you take some time to think everything through, you can contact Marina Weight Loss Center for further help. We can help you with everything from an initial consultation to post-surgery advice and aid. You won’t be alone through any of it and you shouldn’t have to be!