Why Medical Weight Loss
Choosing medical weight loss management is a life-changing decision. We encourage you to make a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and we will be there with you every step of the way to help you succeed. As obesity medicine specialists, we use evidence based science in our implementation of tools to help patients manage their weight. These treatment options are not available in commercial programs. Our medical degree is what sets us apart from other programs. Click here to find out more about obesity medicine.
Medical Weight Loss is Right For You if You:
- Are a teen or adult who is considered clinically obese or severely overweight.
- Are considering undergoing elective surgery, such as knee and hip surgery or intra-abdominal surgery, and weight loss would make you a better candidate.
- Have a history of obesity-related cancers, including breast, colon, endometrial or prostate cancer.
- Have a family history of weight-related conditions.
- Are preparing for weight loss surgery.
- Recently had weight loss surgery and are struggling to maintain weight loss after surgery.
- Have had trouble losing weight and maintaining it on your own.
- Experience a weight-related health condition, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, pre-diabetes/diabetes, osteoarthritis, polycystic ovarian syndrome or weight-related endometrial disorders.
There are over 100 medical conditions associated with obesity.
Scroll down to read more about many of these weight-related conditions.
Diabetes - There are many risk factors for type 2 diabetes, but the single best predictor of type 2 diabetes is being overweight or obese.
Sleep Apnea - Obstructive sleep apnea is most common in overweight and obese people, causing loud snoring and sleep disruptions as a result of the airway becoming temporarily blocked during sleep. If untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can also increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
Joint Pain - Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder. Being overweight increases the load placed on the joints such as the knees, which could increase the breakdown of cartilage.
Cardiovascular Disease - Obesity and overweight are linked to many risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure. This may lead to an enlarged left ventricle, also known as left ventricular hypertrophy, which increases your risk of heart failure.
Gastrointestinal Disease - Many diseases of the intestinal tract are associated with obesity, including GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease, gallbladder stones and inflammation, colon polyps and cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and Irritable bowel sydrome.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Weight Gain - Most women at some point have to contend with weight gain. But for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), losing weight can become a constant struggle.