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Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t The End Of The Journey

May 27, 2016
The Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery’s founder talks about long-term needs.

Plano, TX, May 27, 2016 – Thousands of people undergo bariatric surgery each year to help them address excess weight, improve health conditions and prevent serious complications. While procedures, such as the gastric bypass, have shown tremendous results in helping people shed dramatic amounts of weight, they are not magic cures. People seeking long-term solutions to address obesity will find a trip to the operating room is only the first step on what is likely to become a lifelong journey.

“Bariatric surgery is not a miracle ‘diet,’” says Dr.  Nick Nicholson, founder and lead surgeon at the North Texas-based Nicholson Clinic, one of the top weight loss surgery centers in the country.  “This type of procedure is meant to simply help diets and other smart interventions work more readily. While a procedure like the gastric bypass can provide a major push in the right direction, it’s up to patients to follow through with healthy lifestyle choices in the months and years after surgery.”

Weight loss procedures like the bypass are designed to help people effectively limit their food intake. Because they shrink the stomach’s food holding capacity, they can make dieting easier. Since the bypass in particular limits calorie absorption, it can also assist in promoting faster and longer-lasting weight loss. The procedure, however, cannot guarantee lasting, healthy results if patients don’t make serious lifestyle changes to promote them, medical professionals say.

“Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle following surgery is critical for ensuring weight lost stays off and that health benefits are not jeopardized by poor nutritional choices,” Dr. Nicholson says. “This is precisely why bariatric surgery patients receive extensive pre-surgical counseling and long-term, post-surgical support. Surgery can put a person on the right path, but the choice to follow it is entirely up to them.”

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About Nicholson Clinic

Founded by Dr. Nick Nicholson, one of the country’s leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of “Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny,” the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.