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Myth #2: There is only one type of weight loss surgery.














Fact: There are several options for weight loss surgery. Dr. Korman performs the following procedures:

These procedures differ in terms of the end result of the stomach’s anatomy, how aggressive they are, and even their effectiveness in treating certain comorbidities such as diabetes. However,   performs all procedures either endoscopically or laparoscopically (link to laparoscopic page).

Because every patient’s case is unique, Dr. Korman works with each individual to explore the different procedures to determine which is the best option for them. There are also non-surgical procedures available for patients with a BMI under 35. Dr. Korman uses the non-surgical Orbera gastric balloon system.

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Myths & Truths of Weightloss Surgery...

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As the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and across the world continues to escalate, the information disseminated about the disease and its treatment options is not always accurate. This results in misconceptions about obesity for those who are a healthy weight and for those who are affected by the disease. One of the results of this is that obese individuals often fail to seek proper treatment. 

By dispelling the myths listed below, you will have accurate information in order to:

  • Help decide if weight loss surgery is right for you or a loved one who is obese

  • Become educated properly about obesity

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Myth #1: Patients who undergo bariatric surgery regain the weight they initially lost after their procedure. 















Fact: More than 50% of patients maintain their weight loss two years or more after their surgery. Of the percentage of patients whose weight may fluctuate, studies show they only regain about 5% of the total amount of weight they originally lost. For example, if a patient lost 100 pounds after their surgery, they may only regain five pounds.

This is a sharp contrast to the weight loss and regain that people who do not undergo bariatric surgery experience. The statistics for those who follow fad diets are much less favorable- some studies show as high as a 95% failure rate. According to an article in the Bariatric Times, patients can reduce their chances of weight regain by continuing to follow up and remain active in their weight loss surgery aftercare. This includes keeping  appointments with the bariatric surgeon, keeping track of their food intake, adhering to a consistent exercise routine, and attending support groups. With these routines in place, patients can be proactive in preventing weight regain. The Marina Weight Loss Center provides these resources to patients to help them achieve long-term weight loss results.


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