One of my favorite questions for patients, who schedule a consultation with me is, what is your ‘why’? Why do you want to lose weight? Why are you taking the first step towards weight loss surgery?
Here are some of my favorite ‘whys’ I’ve heard through the years.
Is there anything more important than being there for your loved ones?
I love the refreshing honesty here. This is a great ‘why’!
This is an answer that many of my patients will recognize. Traditional methods of losing weight often can be temporary, and over the years, can be a very frustrating trend. This patient recognized that she needed help, and could not do it on her own.
For many people, weight loss surgery can solve multiple health problems, such as asthma, fatty liver disease (liver steatosis), heartburn or reflux, sleep apnea, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and many other health conditions.
As you contemplate your options, we encourage you to really think hard and sharpen your ‘why’. Get specific with your examples – what about your life would be different with weight loss?
Do any of these ‘whys’ resonate with you?
When you are ready to take the next step, call us at (909) 252-7182 (Chino) or (909)-206-5364 (Placentia) to schedule a consultation.