One of the biggest questions people have when it comes to bariatric surgery is “How effective is the procedure?” While we can provide a general idea of what to expect from the procedure, there are a number of other factors aside from the procedure itself that have a large impact on the success of the procedure.
One of the most significant factors is the dedication of the patient. While the procedure itself is designed to help the patient lose weight, if the patient fails to follow through with the dietary and behavioral adjustments they need to make, they will not be able to attain their desired results.
An article published in the Journal of Family & Community Medicine analyzed the range of results provided by the intragastric balloon procedure. The analysis found that patients who adhered to the changes and adjustments they needed to make following their procedure lost a significantly larger amount of weight when compared to those who did not put in any significant effort. Even patients who tried their best but were unable to fully stick to these changes saw a much higher success rate because of their dedication.
It is important that you understand how significant a role your own efforts play when it comes to your weight-loss journey. At Western Surgical Bariatric Center, we offer nutritional counseling as well as several exercise programs that can help you make the necessary lifestyle changes after your bariatric procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.