Diet Doc urges potential dieters to carefully examine all options prior to electing costly, invasive and potentially dangerous weight loss surgery
Jackson, MS -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/19/2015 -- There has been much buzz about the new FDA approved surgically implantable weight loss device called Maestro. Although doctors are still uncertain of how the device really operates, it does appear to control the appetite with electrical pulses. Candidates are those who are at least 18 years old, have a BMI of 35 to 45, have been unable to lose weight by following a weight loss program and have one other obesity-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes.
The procedure to insert the Maestro implantable weight loss device involves implanting the device under the skin just above the stomach. Leads are then placed in the position where the esophagus joins the stomach. By sending intermittent bursts of electrical current to the vagus nerve, the central nerve that controls the heart and digestive tract, the stomach is prompted to relax, expand and prepare for food. By blocking signals along the nerves that connect the brain and stomach, it is thought that feelings of hunger are reduced and patients feel full with less food. NBC's Diet and Nutrition editor, Madelyn Fernstrom, surmises that "the implantable weight loss device should work in theory, but it is not entirely clear if it is interfering with hunger or acting in some other way". Fernstrom continues by saying that "patients should not expect health insurance companies to assume responsibility for the cost, which is unknown at this point, but expected to be somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000". The manufacturing company, however, has begun negotiations with insurance carriers and the implantable weight loss device has been recognized as "exploratory" by the board that sets policy for Medicare reimbursements.
Because over 79 million Americans are battling obesity and its negative health effects, Diet Doc created their diet plans that do deliver safe, fast and long term weight loss without resorting to costly, invasive and potentially dangerous weight loss surgery. Although the implantation of the new weight loss device may sound simple, any surgical procedure carries risks, including infection and bleeding.
While it is true that many people who have struggled unsuccessfully become desperate to lose excess fat and may resort to weight loss surgery as their final attempt to overcoming their battle with obesity, many also believe that weight loss surgery will result in overnight miracles. In reality, weight did not accumulate overnight, nor will it disappear as quickly, even with weight loss surgery. All diets require commitment, motivation and dedication and patients must continue to adhere to diet plans that encourage healthy food choices and menu options in order to manage their weight long term.
Taking all of the weight loss options now available to prospective dieters into consideration, Diet Doc designed their diet plans that are simple, easy to follow and that deliver fast weight loss without undergoing weight loss surgery. They offer their patients all-inclusive weight loss plans that also include a staff of specially trained doctors, nurses and nutritionists who work closely with each patient to quickly rid them of embarrassing and dangerous excess fat, while teaching them how to manage their new slimmer body weight permanently. To get started, new Diet Doc patients can simply:
-Complete a health questionnaire and consult online with a Diet Doc doctor;
-Work closely with certified nutritionists to tailor meal and snack plans that are specific to each patient's personal needs;
-If qualified, enhance their custom meal plans with Diet Doc's pure prescription hormone treatments, exclusive diet pills, appetite suppressants and fat burners. This powerful blend also eliminates dieting side effects, enabling their patients to lose weight rapidly without between meal hunger, food cravings or fatigue.
-Schedule weekly checkup calls that enable the doctors to assess comfort level and monitor weight loss progress. This close, personal attention enables patients to avoid weight loss plateaus and allows the doctor to quickly modify the diet plans to reset the metabolism and return the body to fast burn mode;
-Contact the expert team, who are available 6 days per week via phone or email, to consult, ask questions or receive suggestions, support and encouragement.
Diet Doc has earned its reputation by delivering safe, fast and long term weight loss and has helped thousands of people throughout the country avoid invasive and potentially dangerous weight loss surgery. Call today to schedule a personal consultation.
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