Successful Permanent Weight Loss with Surgery
Dr. Quebbemann has been coaching patients on how to maximize their success for over 20 years, as well as performing thousands of bariatric surgery procedures. His new book, World’s Greatest Weight Loss, is available on Amazon, and details the surgery and permanent weight loss process.
Benefit from his incredible experience, his outstanding and unique bariatric surgery program, and his expertise and experience in weight loss surgery.
Dr. Brian Quebbemann accepts all bariatric surgery patients into his program, regardless of what procedure they have had, or who has performed their surgery.
He is, of course, available to perform bariatric surgery at patient request.
Procedures Offered by Dr. Quebbemann
Correction of prior surgery to Treat Complications
Successful Permanent Weight Loss with Surgery
Successful permanent weight loss is a wonderful thing. It means you have the ability to maintain a happy, healthy weight without the constant oversight of a weight-loss professional. Being able to maintain a healthy weight without depending on a weight loss expert means that you have developed personal habits that work for you, habits that you have chosen, that you like. There are three phases in significant, permanent weight loss.
- Phase 1 – Weight Loss
- Phase 2 – Transition
- Phase 3 – Weight Control
As a bariatric patient, you will maximize your success if you understand these three phases, and get through them successfully. Dr. Quebbemann has been coaching patients on how to maximize their success for over 20 years. He has defined these three phases in his book World’s Greatest Weight Loss, and provides expert coaching to help surgical patients succeed.
The first phase is the Weight Loss Phase. After weight loss surgery (Sleeve, Bypass) this phase is generally much easier due to less hunger. The goal is only to lose excess body fat. With rapid weight loss (whether after surgery or due to an aggressive diet) your body does not only lose fat, you also lose muscle and other lean body mass. It is important to follow a specialized eating pattern during this phase in order to maintain your health. Also critical for maintaining muscle mass is exercise; exercise tells your body that you need to keep all the muscle that you have. Maintaining muscle mass is critical for a healthy metabolism, and for a healthy appearance.
The second phase is the Transition Phase. It’s during this phase that you identify new dietary habits that will help you maintain your best weight for years to come. Unfortunately, most bariatric programs never even discuss this phase because they don’t really understand the permanent weight loss process. The goal of the Transition Phase is to find an eating pattern and exercise pattern you enjoy. This phase is where the real power of weight-loss surgery becomes apparent. As you continue to lose weight, without experiencing overwhelming hunger, you have an opportunity to choose an eating pattern that will maintain a permanently healthy weight. Dr. Quebbemann’s unique Dietary Rebuild™ process is designed to make this easy.
The third phase is Weight Control, or “maintenance.” Most bariatric surgery programs get this phase wrong because they simply promote the restrictive rules used by most diets and weight loss programs such as “portion control,” “counting calories,” and they focus patients on other ridiculous rules such as “don’t use straws” and “never drink carbonated beverages” (there is zero evidence that carbonation “stretches out your stomach”, for example). In my bariatric surgery program, we use my unique Dietary Rebuild Program to identify your new normal diet, and give you insight you need to maintain long-term weight control on your own.
The majority of my patients have spent thousands of dollars on weight loss programs that simply don’t result in long-term success. Once you make a commitment to succeed, getting the best coaching in order to succeed after surgery is the intelligent thing to do. The N.E.W. Program’s unique metabolic counseling program with Dr. Quebbemann is designed to coach you through to permanent weight loss success. Work one-to-one with the experts, achieve the success you deserve!
Procedures NOT performed by Dr. Q
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where surgeons use robot technology. Surgeons at the N.E.W. Program used this technology effectively for a brief period, but robotic surgery required 6 incisions (rather than 4 or 5), the incisions were larger (not smaller) and patients are under anesthesia (paralyzed) for longer. While this technology is available, Dr. Quebbemann believes his results are better than what can be achieved by using the robot. Rather than using the robot as a marketing gimmick, Dr. Quebbemann prefers to put patient results first.
There are surgeons that believe robotic bariatric surgery is better. Dr Quebbemann strongly disagrees.
ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon
The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is placed into the stomach to fill space so that there is less room for food. It is made out of a soft silicone (“plastic”) and is inserted into the stomach through your mouth, so no incision is required. Doctors then fill the balloon with a saline solution to expand it in the stomach. The device remains in the stomach for six months and the theory is that it is used to help individuals kick start their weight loss and form healthier eating habits.
Dr. Quebbemann does not believe that the currently available intragastric balloons work well enough to 1) subject patients to the risks of intragastric balloon placement/removal or 2) to charge patients $1000s for a device that has such poor overall results. Dr. Quebbemann was closely involved with an FDA trial for the Reshape Intragastric Balloon which had approximately the same results as the ORBERA™. Once again, he believes that this is a failed device and far too many patients fail to lose weight or regain weight.
The Lap-Band System™
The Lap-Band System™ is a device that Dr. Quebbemann is extremely familiar with. In fact, he was involved in the FDA Trial (in 2001) for this device as well. He has managed hundreds and hundreds of patients that have had the Lap-Band, and has performed the surgery for hundreds of patients. In fact. Dr. Quebbemann recommended that his father, a professor at his medical school, have the Lap-Band procedure after struggling with obesity for decades…, and Dr. Quebbemann Sr. was a successful patient.
The Lap-Band System™ is far more successful than the intragastric balloon systems, and is relatively safe. Dr. Quebbemann chose to stop performing this operation due to the long-term complications that can occur with the Lap-Band. He still manages many successful Lap-Band patients in The N.E.W. Program clinic although feels that the Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass are far more successful, overall. If someone is only interested in the Lap-Band System™, Dr. Quebbemann’s staff will refer them to a competent Lap-Band surgeon.
There are two procedures that result in a very high risk for malabsorption, including vitamin and mineral deficiencies. These two procedures are the Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) and the Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS, or simply DS). Dr. Quebbemann is only willing to perform surgery that helps people modify their eating behaviors and is not willing to perform surgical procedures that simply cause patients to expel much of the food they eat, rather than to absorb it.
Our system is simple. No chronic dieting or fad diets, no strange remedies or magical supplements and, no extreme exercise. Just the truth, and a lot of help and support in developing a lifestyle that you enjoy which can keep you from ever having to diet again. Whether you have chosen to benefit from surgical weight loss or have decided to enroll in our medical weight loss program, Dr. Quebbemann will be totally dedicated to your success.