In the United States nearly 200,000 surgical weight loss procedures are done each year. The most popular procedures in 2015 are the sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and the Lap Band. Each case is a success story in its own, and The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is seeking to get the word out! The ASMBS has started a new patient service called This Time It Counts.
Building upon the success of the motivational video It Starts Today, the ASMBS seeks to recount the thousands of success stories after weight loss surgery that occur daily in the United States. Tens of thousands of patients each year are losing weight and improving their health through procedures such as the gastric sleeve, Lap Band, and gastric bypass. Studies show that up to 85% of patients will find their type II diabetes go into remission, and many of them will not only come off of their diabetes medications but also their blood pressure and cholesterol medicines as well. Other weight related medical issues such as sleep apnea, joint pain, and reflux disease are also improved or eliminate
Patients can submit their own videos and relate their personal journeys towards better health!
You can share your weight loss surgery success stories after Lap Band, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass. Just go to www.ThisTimeItCounts.com and use your own story to inspire other patients to treat the disease of obesity and change their lives now! Let’s see Ohio take the lead on this site and get some good stories posted ASAP!
Dr. Trace Curry, Medical Director – Metabolic Weight Loss Centers, LLC