If you have tried to lose weight unsuccessfully and want to live a rich, fuller life, Gastric Band Louisiana surgery may be the answer for you. Many factors can cause someone to gain weight. Genetics, depression, and overeating are some of the most common issues that cause someone to gain massive amounts of weight and keep the weight on for years at a time. If you want to lose the weight, but have not been able to do it on your own, you should make an appointment with Dr. George Merriman to discuss your options.
Dr. Merriman will take the time to discuss if you are an ideal candidate for the Gastric Band Louisiana surgery or if another option would better suit your needs. In order to be considered for this type of particular surgery, you must weigh at the minimum 100 pounds more than the what your ideal body weight is projected to be for your height and age. The doctor will be able to tell you exactly what your ideal weight is and let you know if you are within the weight range to qualify for the surgery. There are many other factors that you and the doctor will discuss before any steps can be taken in one direction or another when it comes to gastric band surgery.
Before being approved for the surgery, you may be required to follow a strict diet to find out if it is possible for you to lose weight in a traditional fashion. There are many people who are not able to see the difference the doctor would need to see in order to simply guide the patient toward different options because their body needs the dramatic change to lose weight.
It is important to contact your insurance company before you agree to have the surgery. Not all insurance carriers approve this type of particular surgery. If you find that your insurance carrier does not offer coverage for the surgery, it is possible to go to a financial lender and file for a loan to be able to afford the surgery. If you really need the surgery, there are many options available to help you be able to afford it.