Friday, February 27, 2015

Good, Not Perfect

Every day, it seems, we read about possible new remedies for the difficult problem of obesity. While many of these as-yet unproven approaches may turn out to hold some genuine promise, right now, only such procedures as sleeve gastrectomy have been fully proven as effective.

At University Bariatrics,we are following these possible advances with great interest, but we are also concerned that some prospective weight loss patients might be tempted to delay a needed procedure because they are hoping some other technique might provide them with the results they need later on. To this, we can only say that there is absolutely no guarantee that any of these exciting, but as yet extremely unsure, techniques we'll be shown to be both safe and effective. The fact of the matter is that obesity is a serious condition with great risks. Every day we suffer under its effects impacts both our overall health and quality of life. We don't have time to waste.

When it comes to our health, it's crucial not to let the perfect -- which usually doesn't exist anyway -- be the enemy of the good. Bariatric surgery is not perfect, but it is by far the best solution we have access to right now. If you think you could benefit from bariatric surgery in Thousand Oaks at our offices, don't wait to get in touch with us. Your health can't wait forever.

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