Friday, September 9, 2011
I've been giving free bariatric surgery lectures for years, over 8 years actually, and a very common question asked by the audience is "how much weight will I lose?". In response to the question I can easily quote the statistics of the "average" weight loss surgery patient who undergoes the different operations. The problem I have though, is when people look at the average and use it to determine which operation they are interested in. I don't know about you, but I don't consider myself to be "average". I certainly hope you don't either! I strongly encourage those who come to my free lectures each month to say to themselves "I'm not average, I can achieve better than average weight loss with whatever weight loss surgery operation I choose!" A patient I saw today in the office one year out from her LapBand operation certainly emphasizes my point - she's dropped 136 pounds in her first year after the surgery! Do you think she considers herself to be average? No way! Bottom line - if you're well educated about the operation, motivated to achieve your weight loss goals, and choose the right surgeon and the right support program, you are already above average! Come to my free weight loss surgery lecture to get the real story about weight loss surgery. Next lecture is Oct. 4th at the Wyndham Hotel in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Call Eva at 856-596-7440 ext. 213 to register. Oh, and the lecture is way above average!
Posted by Dr. Goldstein on Friday, September 09, 2011