It seems that Governor Chris Christie is inspiring people to lose weight! The New Jersey Governor recently underwent a Lap-Band procedure and his story has driven some South Florida residents to do the same. But how do we feel about the Governor’s choice to take weight loss surgery?
Governor Christie, like all people planning their weight loss, had much to consider when choosing weight-loss surgery as his launchpad into weight loss. Firstly, it’s critical that the Governor go through the proper clinical evaluations to ensure he is the correct candidate. For instance, did he have the proper BMI to consider getting a surgical procedure? And though we are not exactly sure of Christie’s BMI, we can estimate that it is higher than the average,considering his height and estimated weight his range might be in the mid 40s. This would make him a good candidate for a Lap-Band procedure as the accepted level here at oBand Centers is with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity related comorbid conditions.
The next step, Governor Christie might have done is probably weighed in on the pros and cons of Lap-Band Surgery. With any surgery, there are some intrinsic risks that people take. At oBand Centers, our minimally invasive procedures eliminate much of the risk involved at which point it’s easy to be able to outweigh risks with the great benefits of the procedure. In the decision of Chris Christie weight loss surgery or no weight loss surgery, the benefits of dramatically reducing BMI, risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other complications of obesity likely far outweighed risks of slippage, obstruction or nausea.
The final question to ask one’s self is, “Why am I doing this?” In both cases of the Rex Ryan, the athletic coach that inspired Chrsitie weight loss surgery and the Chris Christie weight loss surgery the answer was, “I want to see my kids grow up, and I want to see their kids grow up,” Ryan said in 2012. “That was important to me. Selfishly, that’s why I did it.” “I still have children that are in elementary school, so I got a long road here as a father and I don’t want to miss any of it.” – Chris Christie. Weight loss surgery as a long term solution is definitely the right way to think about it.
There’s no question here that Rex Ryan provided excellent advice when offering Chris Christie surgery as a weight loss solution. It’s important to assess your options with choosing what weight loss option you would like to pursue.
Don’t let obesity be an obstruction in your life. If you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off look no further than oBand Centers. Our minimally invasive procedures can aid you in a quick recovery and get your weight loss journey on track.
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