Premier Lap-Band Surgeon for Arizona


We are Searching for the Premier Surgeon in Arizona

Are you a credentialed, board certified Lap-Band Surgeon? Are you interested in reaching thousands of qualified patients in your state? If so you will want to contact us and see if you would like to have a placement on our website. Please click here to learn more.

Dr. Steven Simon promises all patients the highest level of bariatric care to help you achieve your weight loss goals
Dr. Burpee is committed to providing excellent care to patients using developed laparoscopic techniques for all abdominal surgical procedures.
Dr. Terry Simpson believes a surgeon like himself does more than operate. A surgeon is a person who knows the patient's anatomy inside and out.
Dr. Nirmul provides patients with a benefical and effective weight-loss surgery. He guides his patients to a happier, healthier life.

No More Lies: The Truth about Weight Loss Surgery

Did you see Carnie Wilson have her gastric bypass on the Internet some years back? How interesting was that? Later, we saw her looking nice and slim on Oprah. Weight Loss is so easy, right? That is a huge misconception. It's time you know the truth about weight loss surgery.

For some reason, people believe that losing weight after bariatric surgery requires no effort. They somehow tell themselves that after the surgery, everything is perfect. They are convinced that their life has been completely changed as a result of the surgery.

Let me see – how can this be put mildly? Bullshit. The truth is that losing weight, even after a weight loss procedure, is hard as hell. Losing weight requires almost a super human effort to follow a daily exercise routine, maintain a strict and healthy diet, and to deal with emotional issues that may have led you to being obese in the first place.
Losing weight is not like a part-time job. You can't turn it on and off at your convenience. Once you have the weight loss surgery, there is no refund and no exchanges. You have to make it work.

Even before the surgery, prospective patients are told the seriousness of the aftercare program. They must workout daily and drink lots of water. Their meals must be high in protein, and they are not allowed to snack in between meals, no matter what.

Most patients sign awareness forms and even repeat the rules, but it's like reading all the small print when you open a banking account. Nobody ever reads them all; they just want to get on to their next errands. After the surgery, it is not untypical for people to forget the following:

  • 80% of people who had weight loss surgery do not exercise daily. It's so easy to agree with something when you don't have to do it right away. Doctors recommend that weight loss patients exercise thirty minutes a day at least five days out of the week to lose weight and keep it off. Individuals who don't follow this plan often do not achieve their weight loss goals.
  • Even though you have to drink 64 ounces of water a day (and this was something you should have been doing even before the surgery), unfortunately you can't drink whenever you want to after surgery because your meals are supposed to be dry meals. This means no liquids for thirty minutes before meals or thirty minutes after. This makes it even for some of us to drink the required amount of water, especially when you realize water means water, not liquids which contain water as an ingredient, such as coffee, tea, and the other beverages we crave.
  • The diet, after weight loss surgery, is pretty much protein. Protein, protein and more protein in every single meal. You should be walking around with some chicken strips in your pocket; that's how serious this is. Some people have a hard time dealing with 60 – 105 grams of protein a day. Many feel nauseous after first beginning the intense diet. As a result, many stop and watch their weight loss dreams go out the window.
  • NO more never “just eating one” chip. Snacking is not allowed after bariatric surgery. In fact, if you snack, you may immediately get ill and experience the dumping syndrome. You also run the risk of gaining weight instead of losing it. In the past, this has happened to quite a few weight loss patients who can only blame themselves.

Losing weight and keeping it off requires more than a “nip and a tuck”. Are you ready to work?

  find lap-band cost