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DietDoc Examines Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery vs. Medical Weight Loss

/EIN News/ -- Montgomery, AL, Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Losing weight is getting harder and harder for Americans. As obesity levels continue to rise due to sedentary lifestyles, an abundance of cheap processed foods in our diets, and confusing fad diets that come and go, we don’t seem to have quite cracked the weight loss code as a nation in general. Yet, when it comes to two popular options: medical weight loss vs. bariatric surgery, there are definitely risks and benefits to consider when comparing the two.


Weight loss surgery – Bariatric surgery is a procedure performed on the stomach or intestines in order to produce quick weight loss. Utilized mainly on obese patients, surgical weight loss is indeed effective but not without significant risks. Yet, with full awareness of such risks, nearly 200,000 Americans still elect to undergo weight loss surgery each year and most report significant improvements their quality of life. Surgical weight loss options vary widely, but in general the procedure has become less invasive. The operation began as a highly invasive procedure that required an overnight hospital stay, among other precautions. Yet today, weight loss surgeries range from the gastric bypass to sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, and gastric plication. Each procedure has its own benefits and drawbacks, and one may suit a particular case better than another.

However, some feel that the dangers of surgical weight loss can outweigh the benefits. Some detractors claim that there are some known risks associated:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Dumping syndrome, causing diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Low blood sugar
  • Malnutrition
  • Stomach perforation (breaking open of the stomach)
  • Ulcers

There are also many reports stating that the benefits of surgical weight loss are limited to a five-year period.

Medical weight loss - The most common reason that Americans opt for weight loss surgery due to is constant failure to adhere to diet restrictions. This isn’t necessarily the fault of the dieter, as most diets offer little to no insight into the real cause of weight gain. Most diet plans outline a great way to lose weight but fail as far as long-term weight maintenance is concerned. Refusing to address the underlying cause of weight gain, whether it be emotional, habitual, or stress related, these diet plans do not acknowledge each dieter’s unique challenges and most often result in the dieter gaining more weight than they initially lost.

This kind of ‘yo-yo’ dieter is an ideal candidate for medical weight loss since it tackles the largest factors responsible for weight gain in the first place. This is where medical weight loss programs like DietDoc can better determine the root cause of overeating is so important (which is why the best weight loss surgery clinics offer additional counseling).

With both methods, patients can eliminate fat quickly, but for many patients weight loss surgery can be a temporary solution that masks the human being’s intrinsic emotional relationship to food. While medical weight loss can help with lifestyle changes and medications that get to the heart of the issue while supporting long term fat loss and weight maintenance.

Interested in what medical weight loss can do for you? New Diet Doc patients can call or easily and effortlessly visit https:  to complete an initial comprehensive, yet simple, health questionnaire and schedule an immediate personal, no-cost consultation. DietDoc’s’s physicians all received specialized training in nutritional science and fast weight loss. DietDoc reviews each patient’s health history to create a personalized diet plan geared for fast weight loss, or that addresses life-long issues causing weight loss to slow down or stop.  Nutritionists work personally with each patient and use their own algorithm to craft meal and snack plans that are compatible with each patient’s age, gender, activity level, food preferences, nutritional needs and medical conditions. They combine these state-of-the-art diet plans with pure, prescription diet products that enable their patients to resist the temptation to reach for sugary snacks, eliminate fatigue and curb the appetite. Over 97% of DietDoc patients report incredible weight loss results with the majority losing between 10-15 lbs. or more pounds per month.

At Diet Doc, all patients gain unlimited access to the best minds in the business. Their staff of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available six days per week to answer questions, offer suggestions, address concerns and lend their professional guidance and support. Because of this, more and more people are turning to Diet Doc for their weight management needs. Diet plans are tailored to be specific to the needs of those of any age, gender, shape or size and for those who are struggling to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Call today to request a private, confidential, no-cost online consultation.  

About the Company:

Diet Doc is the nation's leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support.  For over a decade, Diet Doc  has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long-term weight loss.   

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing Care Across The USA


Escondido, CA

(800)  581-5038


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