Schedule a Weight Loss Surgery Consultation with Dr Harald Puhalla
If you ‘re looking for an effective way to lose weight and are not seeing the results you want from diet and exercise alone, then weight loss surgery might be worth considering. Dr Harald Puhalla, a general surgeon near Brisbane, offers several weight loss surgical options, including
- sleeve gastrectomy,
- omega loop(single anastomosis gastric) bypass,
- roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- loop – duodenal switch (SADI, SIPS).
If you are thinking about any of these options, then sitting down with Dr Puhalla for a weight loss surgery consultation is the first step.
Weight loss surgery is just as much of a commitment as a diet or an exercise regimen. However it should be used as a tool to embrace major lifestyle changes including reduced food intake, better food choices and increased physical activity. While it often leads to faster and better long term weight loss than any other methods, it still requires commitment from the patients which best achieved with a strong team support. Patients also need to be aware of the costs and risks of weight loss surgery—though neither is as extreme as many people assume.
Still, talking through these matters with Dr Puhalla will help you determine whether you are ready to proceed with weight loss surgery. Dr Puhalla can also evaluate which type of weight loss operation is best for you. Weight loss surgery is a step that many patients are scared to take, but the fear is often misplaced. With a trained surgeon, weight loss procedures are very low-risk. There are reports calling “weight loss surgery” a lifesaving operation, which means that the risks of not getting the surgery might actually be higher than the risks of proceeding with surgery. (Reference: Allison DB, JAMA 2003)