Weight Loss Surgery Articles

New study finds that bariatric surgery beats nonsurgical approaches to weight loss.

Source: LA Times, Melissa Healy

While diet and exercise are available to all, bariatric surgery is likely to remain a solution available to just a small fraction of the 90 million Americans who are obese. But when it comes to inducing weight loss and improving obesity-related health conditions, a new study has found that there really is no contest between the two: Procedures such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding beat diet and exercise. By a long shot.

Lap Band Insurance Coverage

Most insurance companies will pay for the Lap Band from True Results

Our expert insurance negotiators have helped thousands of patients get the insurance coverage they deserve. 

  • Do I still have time to get weight loss surgery this year? If you want to have the procedure completed this year, we need to submit your insurance information now! Many insurance companies require weight loss visits before they will give you final approval for your Lap Band. So there’s no time to waste. We are experts at putting together required documentation for your insurance company so you can get your procedure before plans renew in January.

What’s for Dinner with the Lap Band?

A Look at What Foods I Eat on My Lap Band Diet

A lot of us who have had weight problems over the years have a love/hate relationship with food. We love all kinds of delicious foods, but we hate what eating too much of it does to us. When I got the Lap Band nine years ago, I was sick of what the food I enjoyed (too much) was doing to my health, and I was tired of constantly trying to lose the weight, keep it off…and failing.

What Will The Lap Band Journey Really Be Like?

An Insider’s Look at Adjusting to Life with the Lap Band

If you’ve read my blog entries here at TrueResults.com before, then you know I lost 90 pounds with the Lap Band nine years ago. So I can tell you that it works. But I can also tell you something even better: what it’s really like.

How to Choose a Weight Loss Surgery Surgeon

Questions To Ask When Selecting a Doctor for Your Weight Loss Surgery

The tips and advice offered in this article relate directly to the Lap Band weight loss procedure, but the principles can be applied for any weight loss surgery type.

With so many Lap Band surgeons out there to choose from, it can be hard to select the right doctor for your gastric band surgery. You want someone qualified and experienced, but also someone who you like and feel confident about. But how do you narrow down your choices?

Unsure About the Lap Band? Take the First Step.

There’s an old saying: “The first step is the hardest.”

So true, so true. And your Lap Band weight loss journey is no different.

It’s easy to decide to do something good for yourself. You can say it in your head: “I’m going to lose the weight.” See, wasn’t that easy? But actually doing it is a whole other matter. The desire may be there, but you may feel overwhelmed, unsure or even scared.

Or all of the above.

FDA Recognizes Lap Band As Safe, Effective for Millions

At True Results, we’ve seen thousands of individuals put an end to their weight loss struggle with the Lap Band. Now, the FDA has endorsed the Lap Band as a safe and effective way for millions of more people struggling with obesity to take the weight off – and keep it off.

An Answer to Your Most Burning Question About The Lap Band

If you’re thinking about having Lap Band surgery for weight loss, you’re bound to have a lot of questions. How does it work? How will it affect my life? How much does it cost?  These and many other questions are important to ask, and I encourage you to learn more. But for today’s purposes let’s get straight to the question that is foremost in everyone’s minds:

Weight Loss Surgery: Which Is Right For You?

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, there are a lot of different types out there to sort through. You’ve probably heard of many of them -- Gastric Bypass, the Gastric Sleeve, the Sleeve Gastrectomy, the Gastric Band, Stomach Stapling, the Lap Band, Biliopancreatic Diversion and even the very French and very mysterious sounding Roux-en-Y.

How on earth do you sort all these out and figure out which one – if any – is right for you?

Why You Should Abolish New Year's Resolutions for Something Better

This time of year, when I am leading support groups for Lap Band patients, I hear a lot about New Year’s resolutions. You might be surprised to hear that I encourage others who, like me, are on the Lap Band weight loss journey, NOT to make New Year’s resolutions, particularly when it comes to weight loss.


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