PHOENIX, Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Weight Loss Institute of Arizona (WLIA) is the leading expert in weight loss, with Doctors Michael Orris and John DeBarros owning and operating the innovative center for more than nine years. As the experts in weight loss, they know that weight loss isn't just about seeing a lower number on the scale; it's about a total life transformation that prevents diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, vascular diseases, sleep apnea and other obesity-related ailments.
Phoenix LAP-BAND procedures are on the rise, with more than 1,500 having been performed at WLIA since 2006. Other options for immediate weight loss include gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures, each with their own benefits for certain body types, needs and conditions. Regardless of procedures, multiple studies have shown that most obesity related health issues could be resolved with bariatric surgery after following strict programs in place to ensure weight loss success.
"The health risks surrounding obesity are very serious and when considering bariatric surgery, patients need an equally earnest dedication to a dramatic change in lifestyle," WLIA partner and lead surgeon Dr. Michael J. Orris said. "In order to truly keep the weight off and lead a healthy life, completing the full program following bariatric surgery is essential."
The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that reduces the stomach to the size of a banana, therefore not only reducing the amount needed to feel full, but also reducing the production of ghrelin, a hormone that alerts the body to hunger. Many consider this procedure in favor of others because it doesn't involve intestinal reconfiguration, such as the gastric bypass, nor a foreign body, such as the LAP-BAND.
The LAP-BAND procedure is a reversible outpatient operation that involves placing an adjustable flexible band around the upper stomach in order to slow the passage of food to the digestive system. Based on an access port installed, the band can be adjusted by inflating and deflating the ring with saline. The procedure is very popular due to its short recovery time, frequent insurance coverage and ability to be reversed once weight loss is achieved.
"The Weight Loss Institute of Arizona believes in a team approach to surgical weight loss," Lead surgeon Dr. John J. DeBarros said. "There are many components the institute promotes, which includes a consistent diet, exercise regimen and education for long term weight loss success."
WLIA patients and prospects find comfort and trust through the team's straightforward, honest answers and commitment to fully educate individuals who are considering and are involved with the surgical process, leading the way for Phoenix area bariatric surgeons.
About Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona (WLIA) helps overweight men and women regain control of their lives and their health. Its weight loss surgery center has helped thousands of people throughout the Southwest catering to communities including Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Tucson, Tempe and Arrowhead. The team of highly trained surgeons offers a full range of bariatric procedures, as well as other general surgical procedures from colonoscopy to hernia repair. For more information about WLIA, please visit www.wliaz.com.
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