The struggle against obesity gets a boost with safer surgery techniques. The Western Bariatric Institute located in Northern Nevada provides key information on Lap-Band and Roux-en-Y nutrition.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that as many as 30.1 percent of Americans are obese. Even more critical is the fact that the occurrence of morbid obesity is pegged 4.7 percent. These staggering figures are the primary reason why the problem of excessive weight has been adopted into the forefront of medical research and information campaigns.
In response to this epidemic, the Western Bariatric Institute (WBI) has come up with two complimentary handbooks that aim to educate both patients and industry professionals. The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery (LAGB) Patient Handbook and the Roux-en-Y (RNY) Patient handbook provide step-by-step information on how these two types of surgeries are conducted.
These PDF-format handbooks may be accessed and downloaded for free at the WBI website at http://www.westernbariatricinstitute.com/default/patient_information/weight-loss-surgery-guides.html.
Some of the highlights of these two handbooks include information for those about to undergo the LAGB or RNY procedures, in order to increase the probability of having a swift recovery. It contains dietary guidelines before and after the surgery. In addition to this, a discussion on the possible risks and how to minimize them is also contained in the handbooks.
With the levels of obesity on the rise at a rapid pace, more options need to be considered. These handbooks were not just formulated for potential patients but also for medical professionals. As such, the purpose for the release of these two handbooks is to disseminate information on the available weight-loss solutions for those who are overweight.
According to Medical Director of the Western Bariatric Institute Medical Director, Dr. Kent Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, “The more knowledgeable patients and the medical community are with regard to these procedures, the more favorable the outcomes will be long-term.”
Western Bariatric Institute
The Western Bariatric Institute is located in Reno, Nevada. It has been one of the leading service providers when it comes to weight-loss procedures since 2000. The institution was founded by Kent C. Sasse, M.D., Medical Director; John H. Ganser, M.D.; Mark D. Kozar, M.D.; and Robert W. Watson, M.D., who are renowned surgeons from the Western Surgical Group. For more information on the WBA, log on to www.westernbariatricinstitute.com.