Nowadays, every obesity type can be cured. Contrary to the misconceptions promoted in certain cases, there is no magic bullet. Successful treatment is ensured by fulfilling certain requirements.
- Obesity is effectively treated only in the context of specialized healthcare units. No individual medical doctor is able to effectively treat obesity alone, because bariatric surgery is a team specialty.
- Providing the patient with detailed information in order to choose the appropriate type of procedure is an infrangible rule.
- Regular monitoring of the patient for a sufficient time period is a necessary precondition in order to achieve sustained weight loss. Surgery for obesity is not the end, but rather the beginning of a process leading the obese individual to a new life.