A common misconception is that bariatric surgery is a "cop-out"—and
those affected by obesity just need to go on a diet and exercise program.
However, more than 20 years of medical research has proven the genetic
basis of obesity, and that it is nearly impossible for those with severe
obesity to maintain weight loss by any means other than surgery.
"There are many additional benefits," said
Dr. Julie Ellner. "A common side effect to the gastric bypass procedure is the reduction
or elimination of type 2 diabetes. The gastric bypass procedure reduces
the amount of nutrients absorbed by the small intestine, which appears
to have a rapid and beneficial effect on diabetes. "
Dr. Ellner, who is the medical director of Alvarado's Surgical Weight-Loss
Program, added that according to the American Society for Bariatric and
Metabolic Surgery, cancer mortality can be reduced by 60% for those who
undergo bariatric surgery. The group also reports that death in association
with diabetes is reduced by more than 90% and that from heart disease
by more than 50%.
If you have decided to get serious about weight loss and want to learn
more about your surgical weight loss and insurance/payment options, join
Dr. Ellner for dinner at the popular farm-to-table Terra American Bistro on
Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. for a three-course dinner and discussion on the Lap-Band, gastric sleeve
and gastric bypass. The cost is $10/per person and includes dinner, discussion
Take the first step on your road to permanent weight loss!
Registration is required to attend the dinner by calling (800) 258-2723 or
click here to register online.
Terra Bistro is located 7091 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego 92115.