Sunday, August 9, 2009

Why Start A Blog About Weight Loss?

The post title is a question I have pondered for a while: Should I start a blog about weight loss? Specifically weight loss surgery?

On the one hand, I am not morbidly obese nor have I undergone weight loss surgery myself. However, on the other, I have struggled with weight issues for a long time. The most unique contribution I have though is, given my role in the medical field, I have actually been on the other end of the scalpel and seen weight loss surgeries from the operating room perspective. While I do not have the most experience and do not claim to have performed any surgeries myself, I have seen how the procedures are performed, what some of the various options are, and some of the potential complications. The most important thing for anyone serious about weight loss, and weight loss surgery in particular, is to go into the procedure knowing the benefits and risks very, very well. This site aims to help in that endeavor.

About Houston Weight Loss Surgery

The reason for Houston in the title is that this is where the majority of my experiences occurred. Houston is not only the 4th largest city in the U.S., but also its fattest. I do not have concrete data to back this up, but I believe that more bariatric surgeries occur per capita in Houston than any other city in the U.S., and perhaps the world. Given this, it is important to have an information source targeted specifically at the issues facing Houstonians interested in weight loss surgery. This blog will discuss how procedures are performed, the limited benefits, the possible risks and complications, as well as future options for persons interested in gastric surgeries for weight loss. This information is available in many disparate locations on the web, but the blog aims to collect them in one location in an easy to digest format for the casual reader. Suggestions for topics are more than welcome, as are questions. Welcome!


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