Andrea shares if she believes she could have achieved her weight loss goal without REALIZE® Band bariatric surgery.
One of the reasons that I feel the REALIZE® Band was so important for me was the metabolic changes that your body goes through when you are that overweight. I was morbidly obese and I referred to it earlier as a metabolic hole.
It’s not just the point about eating less and exercising more; you need to change your whole body and how your body works. And that’s where I feel that the REALIZE® Band made that difference for me. It helped me with appetite control, eating smaller snacks several times a day, and so that’s, people ask me, “Well don’t you think you could have done it without the surgery?” And my answer is no, I needed that tool to help me succeed.
Condition: Obesity Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band Procedure, Comorbidities, Nutrition, BMI, Weight Loss, Body Mass Index, REALIZE® Band
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Bariatric, North Colorado Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Bariatric Center
Location: Greenley, CO, Colorado, Cloverly, Alden, Johnstown, Hardman, Windsor, Auburn, La Salle, Gill, Elm, 80631
Expert: Dr. Michael W. Johnell, Dr. Johnell, Michael Johnell, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon Michael W. Johnell, Doctor Johnell
Expertise: Weight Management, Restorative Health, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Band