Weight Loss Options

The Weight Loss Spectrum

Obesity occurs for a variety of different reasons, but the result is almost always the same — it erodes your self-esteem, impedes your life and can put your health at risk. And you’re not alone. The CDC reports that 67% of U.S. adults are overweight, and 34% are considered obese1.

The spectrum of weight loss choices available to help you lose weight continues to grow. Some are safe. Some are not. And how well they work is different for just about everyone.

The weight loss spectrum ranges from basic calorie counting and exercise, to group programs, meal replacements and prescription medications. Some people have achieved lasting weight loss with these options, but even more have seen minor weight loss that comes right back — usually bringing a few extra pounds with it.

Studies show that obese patients on diets, exercise programs, or weight-loss medications lose approximately 10% of their body weight, but tend to regain two-thirds of their weight back within one year — and most of their weight within five years.2

If this has happened to you, it doesn’t mean you’re a failure or that you didn’t make a sincere effort. It just means that these methods aren’t right for you — and that, maybe, it’s time to try a different approach.

Weight loss surgery is an option that has been proven successful for people who thought they were destined to be overweight forever. For years, the only weight loss surgery options were Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass. But a safer, less-invasive weight loss surgery option is also available — the Lap Band System. It’s proven effective, and it may just be the weight loss tool you’ve been looking for.


1Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm
2Source: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Obesity Task Force. AACE/ACE Position Statement on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Obesity (1998 Revision). Endocr Pract. 1998;4:297-350

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    DALLAS (February 12, 2010) – Paul E. O’Brien, National Medical Director for True Results, the nation’s most experienced Lap Band provider, recently authored a study about teens and obesity.

  • True Results, 93Q Announce Winner of Free Lap Band Procedure

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    Houston, Texas (November 10, 2009) — True Results, The New 93Q and Country Legends 97.1 announced live on-air November 10 that Chana Mills is the winner in the “Weight-Loss for Good” free Lap Band procedure contest. Mills was one of five finalists, which were chosen from among 600 Houstonians who completed online entries.

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    Winner to be selected by listener vote, announced November 10

    Houston, Texas (October 28, 2009) -- True Results, The New 93Q and Country Legends 97.1 have announced the five finalists in the “Weight-Loss for Good” free Lap Band procedure contest. More than 600 Houstonians completed online entries and the finalists were chosen based on their personal stories and the difference the procedure can make in their quality of life and health.

  • True Results Surgery Center of Richardson receives reaccreditation from the ACS Bariatric Surgery Center Network

    DALLAS (October 5, 2009) – True Results, the nation’s most experienced LAP-BAND® provider, announced today the reaccredidation of its Surgery Center of Richardson by the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network (ACS BSCN) Accreditation Program. This will be the second time the center has received this renewable, three year accreditation making it the longest standing accredited center in Texas and one of only two fully accredited outpatient centers currently in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

  • Dr. Christopher L. Reilly Joins the True Results of Houston Network as Newest Lap Band Surgeon

    True Results announced today that Christopher L. Reilly, MD has joined the True Results of Houston network as a lap band surgeon. Reilly has extensive expertise in laparoscopic surgery and brings to the table more than 12 years experience performing procedures in the Greater Houston area.

  • Lap Band Proven to Cure Type-II Diabetes

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  • Is The Lap Band Right For You? Take the Quiz.


    By Dr. Paul O’Brien, Medical Director


    The Lap Band has helped thousands of people lose weight gently and permanently. But how do you know if the Lap Band is the right weight loss solution for you


    That’s why I developed the Readiness Quiz – to help you evaluate if you should explore this weight loss solution further, quickly and in the privacy of your own home. 

  • True Results of San Antonio Receives Accreditation from AAAHC


    Only Dedicated Bariatric Surgery Center in San Antonio with Designation


    DALLAS (June 21, 2010) – True Results, the nation’s most experienced Lap Band provider, today announced its Turning Point Surgery Center of San Antonio has achieved the highest level of accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  The center received three-year accreditation and is the only dedicated bariatric surgery center in San Antonio accredited by AAAHC, which distinguishes it from many other facilities with a proven safe work environment and the highest quality patient care and safety. 

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