5 Essential questions to ask during your weight loss surgery consultation

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The decision to have weight loss surgery is a big one, and it can’t be taken lightly. You’ll need to change your habits and commit to a new, healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. Otherwise, you won’t see results after the surgery or be able to keep the weight off for good.

Because weight loss surgery is not a quick fix, you need to take control and learn as much as you can about the surgery as early as possible. It’s important to go into the first consultation with your weight loss surgeon with a prepared list of questions.

Here are five questions you’ll want to ask during your initial weight loss surgery appointment. It’s a good idea to write these questions down in a notebook and bring it with you so can refer to your questions and write down answers.

1. What is your experience?

Experience plays a big role in how skilled a person is at their job, and it’s no different for surgeons. This is a good question to start with, since it will help you better understand the surgeon’s background and skill set.

Of course, experience isn’t the only factor you need to consider. A surgeon who has performed a lot of surgeries isn’t always the most skilled. But a surgeon with more cases under their belt will often be a doctor you can be confident in.

2. Which weight loss procedures do you perform?

Many surgeons don’t perform every bariatric procedure that’s available, and there’s usually a reason why they don’t offer certain ones. Once you’ve found out which surgeries your surgeon offers, ask if there are any procedures they don’t perform and why. A lot of times you’ll find that, after offering a certain type of procedure, the surgeon found that too many patients weren’t seeing results, so they stopped offering it.

Usually, you’ll want to go with a surgeon who has enough options. If only one type of procedure is offered, do your research to see if that procedure is the best choice for you before moving forward. If not, it’s best to find someone who offers one that’s a better fit for your needs.

3. Which procedure would you recommend for me?

Any good, honest bariatric surgeon will tell you that there isn’t one procedure that will work for everyone. To answer this question, the surgeon will need ask you about your lifestyle, risk tolerances, exercise and dietary habits and medical history.

Your surgeon won’t choose a procedure for you — they will give their professional opinion about which procedure(s) will be most suitable for you and explain the benefits and risks of each procedure.

4. What kind of resources do you offer before and after surgery?

Weight loss surgery is a long process that you’ll need to be mentally and physically prepared for both before and after the surgery. The most successful weight loss surgery patients change their habits, take time to learn how to keep their weight off and have a good support system in place.

Your weight loss surgeon should be able to provide you with resources that will help you be successful over the long term. For example, does the surgeon provide a follow-up program after surgery to keep you accountable with sticking to the diet and other lifestyle changes that are critical to your success? Do they run support groups or recommend a good support group? Can the surgeon provide resources to help educate close friends and family members about how they can support you throughout this process?

5. What are your complication rates?

There’s no beating around the bush here. While complications vary depending on the specific procedure, they can and do happen. However, according to a study published in the July 2010 issue of JAMA, serious complication rates during bariatric surgery are relatively low. Serious complication rates were listed at 3.6 percent for gastric bypass and 2.2 percent for gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy).

If your weight loss surgeon’s rates are around or lower these national averages, you’re in good hands.

Stay informed

The questions above will give you the information you need to make the best decision for you. Remember to continue to write down all your questions and the surgeon’s answers before and after surgery. You’ll find this helpful for keeping track of questions and concerns you have throughout the entire process.


How to read a nutrition label the right way

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Eating smart means paying close attention to what you’re eating. Nutrition labels on food and drink items are an important but sometimes confusing resource for people who want to stick to a healthy diet.

But what do the numbers on nutrition labels actually mean? Which of the nutrient items really matter? And how do you use a nutrition label to make healthy eating and drinking decisions?

Here’s what you need to know.

What are food labels?

Food labels refer to any of the packaging that describes a food or drink item. They contain language that persuades you to buy the item, but they also contain the facts you need to make good health decisions.

What are nutrition facts?

On food labels, you will often find a mix of marketing messages and hard facts. It’s generally a good idea to ignore the fluff and go straight to the box labeled “Nutrition Facts.”

The Nutrition Facts box is a standard section that appears on all processed foods. It lists important information, such as the serving size, calories, fat content, carbohydrate content, protein content and more.

Serving Size

Starting from the top of the Nutrition Facts box, you’ll find a line that says “Serving Size.” Similar foods have the same serving size. This helps you compare foods more easily. The information about calories, fat, carbs, protein, etc. refers to the amount of that nutrient in the given serving size.

For instance, if a gallon of Vitamin D milk lists its serving size as 1 cup, and if the fat content is 8 grams, then that means there are 8 grams of fat per 1 cup of milk.

It’s important to be aware of how many servings you are consuming. If your glass is larger than 1 cup, you’ll consume more than 8 grams of fat.

Servings Per Container

Underneath the Serving Size item will be a line that says “Servings Per Container.” This item is designed to help you understand how many servings there are in a container.

For a gallon of Vitamin D milk with a serving size of 1 cup, the servings per container will say 16. In other words, there are 16 1-cup servings in that gallon jug.

Calories

The next major item in the Nutrition Facts box is the “Calories” listing. Calories provide a measure of how much energy you get from a serving of a food or drink item.

For a gallon of Vitamin D milk, the calorie number may be around 150. That means there are 150 calories in each 1-cup serving. (Again, if you consume more than one serving, you’ll wind up consuming more than 150 calories.)

Keeping track of your calories is among the most important — if not, the most important — things you can do when you’re trying to lose weight.

When you’re trying to lose weight, you want to consume fewer calories than you burn every day. If you take in more calories than you use up, you’ll gain weight. Use the nutrition facts to make sure you don’t go over your daily limit of calories.

Fat

Under the nutrients section, the first item you’ll see is “Total Fat,” subdivided into “Saturated Fat” and “Trans Fat.” While fat gets a bad rap, there are numerous types of fat.

Omega-3 fatty acids are a good type of fat which are important for many of your bodily functions. Foods high in Omega-3 include fish, nuts and leafy vegetables. If you were to look at the Nutrition Facts label on such food items, it would would likely show a higher Total Fat number.

So how do you know what food items with a high fat content are good and which you should avoid? Look at the Saturated Fat and Trans Fat lines. These are the two main types of potentially harmful dietary fat.

Saturated fat comes mainly from animal sources of food, and can raise your LDL cholesterol levels and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Trans fat is made from a food processing method called partial hydrogenation. It can also increase your LDL cholesterol levels and boost your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Try to stay away from foods with high saturated fat content (more than 2 grams) and any trans fat content.

Cholesterol

Dietary cholesterol occurs in animal products, such as meat, milk, cheese, eggs and butter. It can contribute to heart disease. Stay under 200 mg per day if you are at risk for heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

Sodium

After “Cholesterol” comes “Sodium.” Sodium is a mineral associated with salt. Salt, processed foods and most restaurant food contains a lot of sodium.

Because consuming high levels of sodium is linked to high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke and heart and kidney disease, you should be sure to keep your sodium intake in check.

For healthy adults, the recommended max is 2,300 mg of sodium per day. If you have high blood pressure or are older than 51, don’t consume more than 1,500 mg per day.

Carbohydrates

Carbs are found in many foods in a variety of forms, such as sugars, fibers and starches. Eating the right kinds of carbs is essential to a good diet.

The right kinds of carbs are unprocessed or minimally processed whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans. The sorts of carbs that deliver fewer nutrients and satisfaction (so that you wind up getting hungry and eating again sooner) are refined or processed foods, including white bread, pastries and sodas.

How do you know whether your carbs come from the right source? Jump to the Ingredients section, which is located near the Nutrition Facts box. There, words like “enriched” or “white” mean the item contains refined/processed grains, while words like “whole,” “rolled” or “cracked” show the item contains whole grains (the type you want).

Dr. Dirk recommends a low-carb diet for losing weight and keeping it off. Make sure the few carbs you do eat are nutritious whole grains.

Protein

The last nutrient above the vitamins and minerals is “Protein.” Protein is a vital nutrient that powers many chemical reactions that your body needs to perform in top condition.

Dr. Dirk recommends a high-protein diet for individuals trying to lose weight. Keep in mind, though, that foods with high protein content, such as meats, can come along with high saturated fat or cholesterol levels. That’s why it’s good to rely on lean protein sources, such as skinless chicken breast and salmon.

Vitamins and Minerals

The final section in the “Nutrition Facts” box contains information about vitamins and minerals. Specifically, it provides a percentage. That percentage indicates how much of your daily recommended intake a serving of a food/drink item fulfills.

For example, a 1-cup serving of Vitamin D milk provides 30 percent of your daily recommended calcium intake.

Eating abundant vitamins and minerals is crucial to your health. Try to make sure you get enough vitamins A and C, calcium and iron.

Food labels can be informative and helpful if used correctly. Remember to use the numbers to make good health decisions. Along with regular physical activity, eating a good diet is the key to losing weight and living a healthy life.

 


Suffering from back or joint pain? Weight loss surgery can help

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One of the many benefits of weight loss surgery is the alleviation of back pain. Studies show that people who are overweight are at greater risk for back pain, joint pain and muscle strain than those who are not overweight.

If you are considering bariatric surgery and you suffer from serious back pain, here’s what you need to know.

How Obesity Causes Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal pain, which includes back pain, occurs in the nearly one-third of Americans who are classified as obese. Simply put, the more you weigh, the more pressure you exert on your spine and joints.

The added pressure of each additional pound can cause cartilage to wear away, leading to bone-on-bone friction. Pressure can also flatten the cushioning disks between vertebral bones, causing back pain.

Additionally, extra weight can place stress on the spine and cause it to warp. Over time, the back may lose proper support and an unnatural curvature in the spine may emerge.

Obesity is also a culprit of lower back pain. For people who carry excess weight in their stomachs, the weight pulls the pelvis forward and puts a harmful strain on the lower back in addition to the rest of the body.

Conditions Related To Obesity

There are a range of conditions that obesity can cause and/or exacerbate.

As mentioned above, too much weight can place a lot of strain on the back, which can result in a herniated disc. A herniated disk occurs when spinal structures are damaged from the stress of having to counterbalance extra weight.

This stress also puts pressure on nerves in the spine. This can lead to pinched nerves, sciatica, tingling or numbness in the buttocks and legs and piriformis syndrome.

Obesity can also be a key contributing factor in osteoarthritis. Patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 25 are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than those with lower BMIs.

How Obesity Complicates Back Surgery

Unfortunately, reducing back pain is not a simple matter of surgery for obese patients. Many joint and spine surgeons are often unwilling to perform surgery on overweight patients for fear that the obesity will only cause the new joint or spine repair to wear down and require additional surgery.

Moreover, obese patients face a greater risk of complications and infections after the surgery.

Weight Loss Reduces Back And Joint Pain

Just as more weight equals more pressure on the back and joints, a reduction in body mass reduces the stress on the joints and spine. In addition to the many other benefits of weight loss, it can also remove the stress that degrades the musculoskeletal structure.

Additionally, weight loss can reduce the risk of critical joint replacement or spine surgery, enabling patients to receive procedures which can further reduce joint or back pain.

Sticking to a healthy weight loss program can help you avoid or reduce the problems that excess weight can cause for your joints and back. For certain patients, weight loss surgery can reduce overall body mass and keep their muscles and bones in healthy shape.

If you’re experiencing back or joint pain related to obesity, give Dr. Dirk a call at (214) 974-8937. He and his staff can help you determine if weight loss surgery is right for you.


Study Shows Gastric Bypass Surgery Leads to Sustained Weight Loss

gastric bypass surgeryWhen potential patients are considering their Dallas bariatric surgery options, they often ask, “Won’t I just gain the weight back?” While it can be tough to stick to the diet and exercise regimen required after weight loss surgery, a new study says that for those who undergo gastric bypass surgery, the weight does stay off, even after 10 years.

Study Results

The study followed 1,787 severely obese veterans who got gastric bypass surgery between 2000 and 2011. It compared their weight loss over time to a group of 5,305 similarly obese veterans who did not have the surgery.

After one year, the surgical group had lost 31 percent of their body weight. After 10 years, the group had still managed to keep off 29 percent. Only 3.4 percent of patients ended up gaining the weight back.

Of the surgeries the researchers followed, gastric bypass was by far the most successful. While this surgery is more complicated than other kinds of weight loss surgery, it gets results.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is a form of bariatric surgery that divides the stomach’s small upper pouch from the lower, larger section. The smaller section is then connected directly to the small intestine, while the larger section remains connected as normal. By separating the stomach into two separate pouches, the gastric bypass procedure reduces appetite and cravings, helping the patient lose weight.

Dr. Jon Gould, chief of general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, commented on the study and said that the surgery does more than alter the physical organs — it actually changes the hormones in the digestive system, as well. This causes the brain to feel less hungry and more full, leading to more sustainable long-term weight loss.

In addition to the weight loss benefits, Dr. Dirk says 75 percent of his patients lower their blood pressure, 95 percent of patients improve their cholesterol and 40 percent of patients find relief from joint and back pain.

If you’re ready to start losing weight and keeping it off, get in touch with Dr. Dirk today!


What happens after obesity surgery?

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Obesity surgery can change your life. In fact, that’s one of the main purposes of bariatric surgery — to give patients renewed energy, vigor and opportunity. But all of these things take an investment from the patient, as well. Once patients are given a fresh start with obesity surgery, they must make sure to take care of themselves in order to maintain it.

“Weight loss surgery is not just about losing weight,” Dr. Dirk says. “It is about engaging in the life changes needed to become a healthy person.”

So if you’re considering kick-starting your health with weight loss surgery, what do you need to do to ensure success? First and foremost, the patient must eat healthfully and exercise, Dr. Dirk says.

Dr. Dirk makes it easy to eat healthily. He provides a nutrition plan for all his patients to guide them after they leave the operating room. Patients eat five to eight small meals daily — mainly proteins and other nutrient-dense foods.

Because of the way obesity surgery works, patients’ bodies tell them when enough is enough, so small meals make the perfect portions. Patients enjoy eating all types of meat and healthy foods, and are even able to eat dessert — their body stops them once they have enjoyed all they need. Patients can even drink alcohol, although most report they become “cheap dates” when their tolerance goes down with their weight.

As for exercise, Dr. Dirk recommends an hour of aerobic exercise every day. When he follows up with patients after surgery, those who exercise are the first to see their medical conditions, like diabetes or blood pressure, improve.

The exercise program may seem daunting at first, but one of the great parts about obesity surgery is the renewed energy. It will help make the workouts easier and be a great reward for keeping up with your health post-surgery.

“My patients tell me that their fatigue disappears and that they look forward to getting out of bed in the morning,” Dr. Dirk says. “They say they can play with their children, go on walks, walk on the beach and in the park.”

The rewards far outweigh the work, but remember, there is work involved. Obesity surgery is not a cure-all, but it is a great way to reset your body and your life to make way for a better tomorrow.

“This surgery is about you, your health and your life,” Dr. Dirk says. “Once this surgery takes place, you are in charge of your future. Make it a great one!”


What foods should I eat after bariatric surgery?

15667114_mThe dos and don’ts of eating a balanced diet are fairly well-known: lean proteins, nutrient-packed veggies, low-fat dairy products and whole grains help maintain a balanced diet that keeps you trim and gives you the energy you need. From grab-and-go yogurts to single-serving packages of nuts, healthy foods are easy to incorporate into your routine.

But what about those who have recently undergone bariatric surgery? As your body heals from weight loss surgery, a balanced diet becomes more important (and, at first, more overwhelming) than ever. Luckily, with the help of expert advice and a few specially formulated supplements, following your post-op diet will become second nature.

Gastric Bypass

The Gastric bypass procedure reduces the size of your stomach and other parts of the digestive system, making portion control crucial to recovery. Shortly after surgery, you’ll be limited to clear liquids and broths that will ease your digestive system back into its functional role. Sip slowly and drink only 2 to 3 ounces of liquid at a time.

As you begin to tolerate clear liquids, you’ll be able to introduce thicker liquids or pureed foods. How can you meet your dietary requirements for protein, calcium and more? Try options like non-fat yogurt, cottage cheese or protein powders before gradually introducing items like hot cereals, lean ground meats or fish or pureed veggies. As you gradually add more to your diet, remember to keep meal portions small, and eat often throughout the day. Dr. Dirk’s own nutrition store offers a series of post-op calcium kits that ensure you’re getting what you need to keep up your bone density as you recover from surgery.

Gastric Sleeve

What’s life like after gastric sleeve surgery? While the timeframe for your post-operative diet may vary, the general principle behind the foods that you’re advised to eat remains the same as above: begin with clear liquids, and introduce thick liquids or pureed foods slowly. You’ll likely start with clear liquids, and move to liquids plus protein in the form of fat-free yogurt, thin applesauce or strained cream soup. As your body begins to tolerate more and different foods, you’ll begin to add soft vegetables, mashed fruit, scrambled eggs and other items like hummus. Finally, after about four weeks, you can expect to move towards a diet that includes solid foods in small amounts. Dr. Dirk’s post-op calcium kits are recommended for patients recovering form sleeve surgery, as well.

Lap Band

Eating after Lap Band Surgery is not as not as difficult as it seems. Once again, gradual introduction of new foods and tight portion control is the name of the game. A diet of clear liquids will progress to a “full liquid diet,” including protein shakes and soups. Soon, you’ll be working your way up to pureed foods at around two weeks post-op, a stage that will continue until you’ve recovered for about a month.

Finally, it’s on to soft solids (think fish, beans and other nutrient-dense foods), carefully introducing new foods one at a time. Be sure to include your calcium kit, formulated specifically for those recovering from lap-band surgery.

Your new diet may seem overwhelming at first, but if you keep the basic principles in mind, it will begin to make sense. Training your body to eat in smaller portions will become the new norm as you adapt to a healthy lifestyle and maintain an ideal weight.




Common Myths About Weight Loss Surgery, Busted

Myths About Weight Loss SurgeryThere is a lot of information out there about what weight loss surgery is and isn’t. It’s difficult to tell if that article that your second cousin posted on Facebook is from a reputable, accurate source or from a website run by a crazy conspiracy theorist. As a result, there are persistent myths about weight loss surgery, and it’s time for Dr. Dirk to set the record straight.

When you’re considering weight loss surgery, it’s important to make sure that you’ve got all the facts to make the right decision. But when your head is full of myths and half-truths, it’s hard to figure out the answers. These five weight loss surgery myths may be holding you back from making the best decision for your health.

Myth #1: Weight loss surgery is a “quick fix.”

Fact: Weight loss surgery can result in rapid weight loss, but it is by no means a quick and easy way to shed a few pounds. Weight loss surgery requires dedication to exercise and a healthy diet, especially once the patient has reached their target weight. Combined with healthy diet, exercise and supervision from a medical professional, weight loss surgery can be an effective way to transform your life, but it won’t always be easy.

Myth #2: You have to pay for weight loss surgery out of pocket.

Fact: Many health insurers provide coverage for weight loss surgery if there is a legitimate health reason, which may mean that patient is only responsible for their deductible. Each health insurance policy is different, and all will have different levels of coverage for the variety of bariatric procedures available. If you are insured, though, there will likely be some coverage for a weight loss procedure, meaning that it’s not nearly as expensive as you think it’s going to be. You’ll have to check with your insurance provider to see exactly which benefits you’re eligible for.

Myth #3: Weight loss with bariatric surgery is permanent.

Fact: It can be, but you’re going to have to work hard to maintain your loss. Once you’ve healed from surgery, you can’t go back to the same unhealthy diet and habits and expect the weight to stay off. There is no “magic bullet” or “quick fix” for weight loss, and that means that weight regain is entirely possible if you’re not dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle.

Myth #4: Weight loss surgery will fix all your problems and make you happy.

Fact: Unfortunately, Dr. Dirk is not a magician. He may be able to help you regain your health and quality of life, but he won’t be able to make your boss less of a jerk or fix your marriage. Setting aside improvements to your health, the weight loss that accompanies bariatric surgery can provide significant boosts to self-esteem, productivity and overall happiness, but it won’t be able to fix all the problems in your life. Making sure that you have a team of health professionals—including mental health professionals—is key to ensuring that your weight loss journey will go as smoothly as possible.

Myth #5: Weight loss surgery takes months to heal from.

Fact: There are some surgeries that require patients to heal longer, but many patients can be back to work in a matter of days after their procedure. There are a number of bariatric surgeries, and Dr. Dirk can help you choose the procedure that fits your health goals and the demands of your life. If you’re a business owner, executive or busy professional, Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program can help you improve your health without disrupting your busy schedule.


The Connection Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea

sleep apneaIt’s no secret that obesity can wreak havoc on your health. Outside of predispositions toward diseases like diabetes and hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea in adults is most commonly caused by excess weight. Sleep apnea is on the rise in the United States, and outside of causing poor sleep quality, it can put sufferers at risk for further health complications. Fortunately, there is often a treatment for sleep apnea that coincides with obesity: weight loss.

Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder, and even more so now that the majority of Americans are either overweight or obese. The disorder causes sufferers to stop breathing for periods of time in their sleep, which decreases the amount of oxygen in the blood. Sleep apnea is often accompanied by fatigue and sleepiness during the day, and loud, constant snoring at night. If you are both obese and experience any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.

Studies also show that sleep apnea and the associated fatigue that comes along with it can reduce your ability to live a healthy lifestyle. When you’re tired and cranky, you’re much less likely to go to the gym and cook dinner instead of pulling through a fast food drive-thru and watching Netflix on the couch all night. If you have a predisposition toward or diagnosis of diabetes, sleep apnea may also exacerbate this condition.

When you lose weight, you remove pressure on your airways and make it easier for your body to breathe. By reducing the weight of tissue surrounding the airways, the lungs are able to more effectively provide oxygen to the rest of your body. Even a small weight loss—10% of your body mass—can result in improved sleep apnea symptoms. For severe sufferers, a combination of weight loss and assisted breathing devices may be needed to fully treat the condition.

Not everyone who is obese has sleep apnea, but those with obesity are much more at risk of developing the disorder than people at a healthy weight. According to the Cleveland Clinic, studies show that bariatric surgery can have a positive effect on sleep apnea, often to the point of resolving it altogether. Data shows that bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for sleep apnea, and at least 80% of patients enter sleep apnea remission once they have lost enough weight.

If you experience sleep apnea and the associated side effects, Dr. Dirk may be able to help you get your restful nights back, along with a host of other positive benefits for your health. Even if you don’t think that sleep apnea is causing problems in your life, it is likely wreaking havoc that your body will pay for later.


Is Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program Right For You?

Executive Express ProgramIf you’re considering undergoing weight loss surgery to improve your health and your life, you’ll need to choose the operation that will balance the demands of your busy life and what’s best for your health. Dr. Dirk has a lot of bariatric surgery experience helping patients find the surgery that will help them live their best healthy lives with little interruption to their work schedule, and he’s tailored an easy-to-follow program to meet each patient’s personal needs.

Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program, one of the few of its kind in the industry, allows on-the-go professionals to have weight loss surgery without disrupting their daily lives. As a busy surgeon with over 10,000 weight loss operations under his belt, Dr. Dirk understands the pressure to get back to work after surgery, which why he was inspired to develop the Executive Express Program. He wants to help you change your life without the need to spend countless days in a hospital or to lose precious work time, sick leave or vacation time.

The Executive Express Program can have patients back to work in less than a week—and some patients may be back at work only three days after surgery. If you’ve been thinking about weight loss surgery, ask yourself these three questions.

1. Do you need to keep up with a younger, healthier workforce?

If you work in a demanding industry like sales or consulting, keeping up with the new batch of college grads that joins the workforce every year can be really tough, especially if you’re struggling with your weight. Our Executive Express Program can help you get into the best shape of your life, and you won’t have to take off too much time from your busy work schedule to have life-changing surgery.

2. Are you a busy professional for whom extended downtime just isn’t a possibility?

Most people think that bariatric surgery is something that keeps a patient in recovery for months. With Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program, you could potentially be back to work in three or four days. Imagine having surgery on a Thursday or Friday and being back to work on Monday. Dr. Dirk also offers bariatric surgery procedure consultations via Skype or other virtual conferencing software, meaning that he can keep tabs on your progress while you’re still out closing deals.

3. Are you ready to change your health, your life and your professional opportunities?

Only qualified patients are accepted into Dr. Dirk’s Executive Express Program. Busy C-suite executives, managers, business owners and anyone who wants to portray an appearance of health, vigor and youth and are ready to make a monumental change in their physical health are admitted into this exclusive program. Dr. Dirk will tailor his approach directly to the demands of your schedule and lifestyle. If you’re not ready to make a big change on the fast track, this program probably isn’t for you.

Dr. Dirk and Nobilis Health Corp offer a variety of weight loss surgery options that can fit any lifestyle, including those among us who are just too busy to commit months and hours to a surgery that their body desperately needs. Different financing plans are available to patients. The Executive Express Program allows busy candidates to access all the health benefits of weight loss surgery without taking a major time hit in their professional lives.

Still have questions about weight loss surgery? Learn more from Dr. Dirk here.