For almost 20 years and thousands of patients, we realized that it’s impossible to tell how heavy someone is by hearing his or her story. From our heaviest patient to the lightest, people express serious concerns about their weight, health, comfort, and self-esteem. All of these concerns area really about the single issue that we care most about, the patients “quality of life”.
Traditionally, weight loss surgery is reserved for people approximately 80 pounds or higher. These guidelines were developed decades ago when surgeries were more complex and required relatively large “open” incisions – very different than the minimally invasive WRAP technique. And unfortunately, the diseases that effect patients health become more common at much lower weights.
We are happy to discuss the role of WRAP for patients struggling to lose as much as 20 pounds, including additional therapies, benefits, risks, and alternatives. Please contact us to learn more.