How the REALIZE® Band Works
After years of struggling to lose weight and living with obesity, it may seem unbelievable that one small medical device like the REALIZE® Band could actually allow you to finally take control of your weight and live a healthier life. It may sound too good to be true, but rest assured that REALIZE® Band surgery is a real, effective, and viable option that can help you triumph over obesity once and for all.
Our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya can answer all your questions about REALIZE® Band surgery and help you decide if REALIZE® Band surgery is the best bariatric surgery option for you. All you have to do is come in for a weight loss surgery consultation at our Los Angeles area office.
How REALIZE® Band Surgery Helps You Eat Less
Have you ever tried a new diet or portion control plan, but got frustrated with being hungry all the time? One of the problems that make it so difficult for people with obesity to lose weight is that your stomach has stretched out from eating too much. Since your brain doesn’t feel full until food reaches the top part of your stomach, your increased stomach capacity means you have to eat more and more to feel satisfied.
REALIZE® Band surgery solves this problem by drastically reducing your stomach capacity to less than 10% of its original size. The REALIZE® Band device creates a small pouch at the top of your stomach that empties very slowly into the rest of your stomach. As a result, you feel full after eating a very small portion and stay satisfied longer after each meal. After your weight loss surgery, Dr. Dahiya can adjust the REALIZE® Band easily through a sutureless port to allow more or less food to pass through if necessary.
How REALIZE® Band Surgery Helps You Lose Weight
Controlling your portion size is much easier after REALIZE® Band Surgery, but no bariatric surgery can be effective without a serious commitment to healthy eating habits and regular exercise. The REALIZE® Band really can help you transform your body, but only after you make the decision to change your lifestyle. With less food entering your body, proper nutrition is crucial after bariatric surgery and exercise is still necessary to burn the calories you consume.
If you are seriously considering combating obesity with bariatric surgery, it’s because you know it’s time to do something about your weight. You want to live a longer, healthier life with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. You want to be able to run around with your kids and grandkids, and be a good role model as they grow up.
Whatever inspires you to make this life-saving change, we will encourage you along the way and reinforce your post-surgery weight loss program of diet and exercise with monthly one-on-one checkups for a year after your surgery. Dr. Dahiya will track your progress as our nutrition specialist Dr. Jose Mari-Elacion makes sure your body is getting the nutrients it needs.
If you are ready to take care of your family by finally taking care of yourself with bariatric surgery in California, please contact our board-certified bariatric surgeon Dr. Shyam Dahiya and set up a bariatric surgery consultation at our Lakewood office near Orange County.