Earlier this year the Huffington Post reported on the uglier side of weight loss surgery highlighting the unfortunate experience of NBC’s weatherman, Al Roker, during a visit to the White house. Experiencing this often ignored side effect of weight loss surgery, being unable to control your bowels, is just one of the common side effects discussed in the article. Other side effects of weight loss surgery include urinary incontinence, nausea, vomiting, gallstones and about twenty percent of weight loss surgery patients require additional surgery to treat complications relating to malnutrition, like anemia or osteoporosis, since the intestines are absorbing fewer nutrients. While the article indicates still more negative side effects of weight loss surgery, they also note that weight loss surgery reduces the amount of food a body can consume without controlling cravings or appetite. Often, weight loss surgery patients, like Al Roker, eat something that their body cannot handle and the patient is left dealing with the consequences. Diet Doc hCG diets accomplish what weight loss surgery offers without the negative and dangerous side effects. hCG diets also offer patients an advantage to losing weight that weight loss surgery doesn’t. Through a combination of prescription strength hCG treatments, education for patients to learn how to lose weight fast and nutrient-rich meal plans, Diet Doc patients should not experience cravings or uncontrollable hunger.