Obesity & Bariatric Program
Causes of Obesity
Although people with obesity are often labeled as “inactive” or “sedentary,” those labels are unjust and inaccurate. Science has proven that obesity is a disease, and there is a mix of causes that is far more complex than simply overeating or a lifestyle that is too sedentary.
Consequences of Obesity
Obesity causes a number of health risks that can reduce life expectancy. Besides possibly dying younger than people of normal weight, those who are obese are more likely to develop both chronic and life-threatening diseases.
Am I a Candidate?
For those who are obese, losing weight through diet and exercise alone is often very difficult. That’s because obesity is a disease, and your body actually fights against weight loss, believing that it’s helping you survive. For this reason, bariatric surgery is the best way for many people to ensure long-term weight loss that also improves or resolves many of the medical conditions associated with obesity.
BMI – Body Mass Index
Obesity isn’t just a matter of how much a person weighs. It depends to some degree on the Body Mass Index (BMI). This is a number that divides weight by height in metric measurements – weight in kilograms and height in meters squared.
Weight Loss Process & Timeline
We’ll support you on your weight loss journey from start to finish. You will never be alone to figure it out by yourself; you can always call on us to answer questions, listen to your concerns, and encourage you toward success.
Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
Benefits of bariatric surgery include permanent weight loss, better health, improved appearance, and quality of life.
Bariatric Surgery Risks & Side Effects
All surgeries carry some degree of risk. When advanced techniques are used, such as those at our Institute, bariatric surgery is safe and complications are rare. This is why Dr. Lutfi takes your medical history into account when recommending a procedure for you and offers a comprehensive program that does not just include surgery but focuses on your overall wellness.