#1 Obesity Treatment in Houston, TX
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. People who are obese have much higher risks of many serious health problems than nonobese people. Obesity affects every system of the body. Obesity increases the risk of illness from about 30 serious medical conditions.
Obesity affects millions of people in the United States, but effective treatment is available. The surgeons at North Texas Surgical Specialists offer obesity treatments to Texas patients struggling with obesity, including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.
What is obesity?
Obesity is a condition in which a patient’s weight becomes a threat to their health. The Centers for Disease Control define obesity as a body mass index of at least 30. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight for men and women. Patients with a BMI of 40 are over have “severe” or “morbid” obesity.
How is obesity treated?
The first line of treatment for obesity is a lifestyle change. Patients may try to lose weight by eating healthier and/or beginning an exercise regimen. In some cases, doctors treating obesity may also recommend medications to aid with weight loss.
When conservative measures aren’t successful, weight loss surgery may be the best option.
What is weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery helps patients lose weight by restricting the amount of food they can eat and/or limiting the absorption of nutrients. North Texas Surgical Specialists offers both gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery to patients. Both of these procedures result in a smaller stomach and a change in gut hormones.
Following weight loss surgery, patients will feel full after eating much less food. In addition, the body won’t be able to absorb as many of the calories the patient consumes. Both of these factors lead to weight loss.
When is weight loss surgery appropriate?
Weight loss surgery is most appropriate for patients who are morbidly obese and have a BMI of at least 40. Patients with a BMI of 35-39 may also be good candidates for weight loss surgery if they have at least one comorbid condition related to obesity, such as hypertension or type 2 diabetes. Patients who don’t meet these requirements should try to lose weight using more conservative treatments.
Are lifestyle changes necessary for patients who undergo weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery will be most effective for patients who make healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating a nutritious diet and engaging in regular physical activity. Making these lifestyle changes will also improve the overall health of the patient.
How long is the recovery?
Most patients are able to return to work within 2 weeks after weight loss surgery. However, patients may need to take it slow initially.
North Texas Surgical Specialists is the premier choice for obesity treatment in Houston, TX. Our team of highly trained and experienced surgeons are dedicated to providing safe and effective weight loss solutions to those struggling with obesity. Schedule your appointment now!
Dr. Long Nguyen saved my life. The surgery was very complicated and he is my hero. The second surgery was excellent. I recommend North Texas Surgical Specialists to all of my friends and family.
The staff was very kind and helpful. Dr. Halbouni was very patient-oriented and took the time to explain everything with drawings and answered all of my questions in ways I could understand.
I love Dr. Jay Patel. He has a very good bedside manner, very professional & nice. I absolutely would recommend him to everyone. I love him & I thank him for everything & giving me my life back. I will forever be in his debt. He is so awesome! Thank you!
Dr Jay Patel performed two surgeries on me the first surgery was a fundoplication and a second surgery was a hiatal hernia repair. I am able to actually drink water now and not get heartburn and not have it come up through my nose. You listened to what I had to say about what my problem was and able to fix with no other doctor would do they just kept overlooking everything so once again I want to tell you thank you so very much this is a big change in my life after going through this for so many years.