Dr. Milton Owens, Renowned Weight Loss Surgeon, Promotes Responsible Weight Loss Surgery For Seniors
PR Log - Jul 10, 2012 - July 10, 2012: Dr. Milton Owens, the well-known and highly regarded bariatric surgeon, is presently accepting Medicare eligible seniors at the Coastal Center for Obesity in Southern California. Contrary to popular belief, seniors reap the same benefits from weight loss surgery as younger patients. Dr. Owens urges obese seniors to explore all options available to them, up to and including bariatric surgery.
Dr. Owens began his medical career in vascular and transplantation surgery and moved to weight loss surgery in 1982. He is presently one of the most highly skilled and experienced bariatric surgeons in the world. Having performed thousands of successful laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and adjustable band surgeries, Dr. Owens is a highly sought after bariatric professional. After earning his medical degree from the prestigious McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Owens went on to head the Kidney Transplant Services unit with the Veterans Hospital in West Los Angeles. Presently, Dr. Owens serves as the director and as a surgeon with the Coastal Center for Obesity.
“Many of my patients are obese elderly individuals,” said Dr. Owens. “Many of them didn’t even realize that bariatric surgery was an option to them late in life. Weight loss surgery gives many of my elderly patients a new lease on life. One of my patients chose surgery so that his caregiver could more easily help him with his daily activities. Bariatric surgery changes people’s lives in some of the most life altering ways possible. I welcome the chance to meet with new patients to discuss their various options in their weight loss goals.”
Weight loss surgery in the morbidly obese is one of the most common operations currently performed in North America. The benefits of bariatric surgery include improvement of obesity related diseases and longer life expectancy. Seniors gain the same benefits from successful weight loss surgery as younger patients. The improvement of lifestyle for seniors includes elimination of diabetes, lower blood pressure, increased mobility and improved quality of life.
Recently, 73 year old Albert H., came to Dr. Owens for bariatric surgery. He said of the experience that, “I’d dealt with being overweight my entire life. I was afraid that my insurance request would be turned down, but it wasn’t. Dr. Owens performed a gastric bypass surgery on me that Medicare covered. I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I went from heart failure to world traveler!”
When searching for a physician to consult with regarding senior weight loss options, it’s important that you speak with one who is extremely well versed and experienced. As one of the pioneers in bariatric surgery, Dr. Owens walks senior patients systematically through the process. From initial consultation to recovery, Dr. Owens is with his elderly patients every step of the way. With over twenty years in the field, there are not many bariatric surgeons with the same level of experience as Dr. Owens.
Seniors wishing to explore their various weight loss options are encouraged to contact Dr. Milton Owens at the Coastal Center for Obesity to set up a consultation. It is important for seniors to know that if bariatric surgery is necessary, Medicare will often cover the cost to pay for the procedure. Call the Center at 800-475-3383 or visit http://www.coastalobesity.com for more information.