This online seminar is meant to give you a general overview of the various surgical weight loss procedures, their indications, what the nature of the procedures are, risks, complications, benefits, as well as follow-up. We encourage anyone considering weight loss surgery to investigate, educate themselves further, review literature and avail themselves of whatever tools are available to become the most informed patient possible before making a decision to undergo bariatric surgery and deciding on which surgery they would want. Any decision by a patient as to whether or not they are an appropriate candidate for surgery, the nature of the surgery that is involved and any particular risks, complications, success and failure rates, benefits and follow-up must be individualized for every patient and each patient’s experience may differ. Therefore, ultimately, you should reserve any decision based upon the conversations with your medical care provider.
Another thing which you may wish to consider: In the field of bariatric surgery different surgeons may have different philosophies, views and interpretation of literature in the field. Our online seminar reflects our experience, as well our interpretation of various studies in the field. On various issues related to weight loss surgeries, there is continued an active debate among professionals in the field, and, again, we encourage anyone considering weight loss surgery to fully educate themselves from as many sources as possible.