We’ve teamed with Lakewood Aesthetics to offer PRP injections and laser hair follicle stimulation if hair loss occurs following weight loss surgery.
A persons weight and BMI are not the only factors in assessing the presence of obesity. It is necessary to determine the specific amount of lean muscle mass and fat mass to more accurately diagnose obesity and recommend treatment. This also aides to determine the amount of fat the can be targeted for weight loss. The body distribution of fat is determined for each extremity and torso, and we track the progress of each patient through their weight loss program.
Measuring your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is essential to achieve your short and long term weight loss goals. We determine what your metabolic rate should be based on your weight, height, gender and age and then compare it to your metabolic rate that we precisely measure in our clinic. This helps us design the most effective dietary and exercise regimen. This important information also allows us to complete a proper evaluation of underlying medical conditions that can slow your metabolic rate. This unique approach takes the guess work out weight loss and helps you understand the amount of time it will take to reach your goal.
Eating healthy shouldn’t be a barrier to your long term health and wellness. Take the guess-work out of proper nutrition with our registered dietitian support and pre-packaged protein supplements. We fully evaluate your caloric requirements, medical history and cardiovascular health. While we provide a very specific dietary recommendation to achieve your overall goal we also understand that successful long term dietary habits are created from eating foods you enjoy. We’ll work with you to find an approach that’s sensible and enjoyable.
Long term success following weight loss surgery is better when it’s coupled with a healthy support system. We are committed to our patients’ long-term weight loss including, office visits at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year post-operatively. However, in addition we are always available to see any patient at other times as well. We have a private Facebook support group, updated Blog on our website, Pinterest, and Twitter .
We commonly use a variety of medications to achieve optimal weight loss. The choice of medication is determined by each patient’s medical history, risk assessment and side effect profile. There are many options and we’ll find the right combination to optimize weight loss and reduce the risks of side effects.
Regaining weight after bariatric surgery is often a frustrating and defeating experience. Fortunately you are not alone and there is hope. The emotional complexity associated with eating is an underlying force that can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and progressive weight gain. We understand this challenge and offer a unique and innovative approach to get you back on track.
It is not uncommon to regain some weight in the long term following weight loss surgery. The amount varies with each person, the type of surgery and age, but averages about 10% at 5-10 years. We understand the anxiety weight regain can cause and assess other medical or anatomic reasons that can cause weight gain. This includes testing the metabolic rate, body composition, dietary and exercise habits and anatomy of each person.
Should additional surgery be necessary, we have a unique approach focused in 3 areas. First, the anatomy of the previous operation is evaluated in our radiology suite at the first appointment. We frequently find abnormalities that can be addressed although additional information is needed to fully properly treat the issue. Things that commonly contribute to weight regain include the size of a pouch, the size any intestinal anastomosis, increasing drive of hunger and the emotional impact of becoming overweight again. We individualize each approach but the overriding force in most cases is the powerful feeling of hunger combined with tolerating increasing portions of food. We understand this we, and while many weight loss programs simply guess, we know where the problem lies and will address it an effective way. Please see “Revision weight loss surgery” for further information.
We now offer Bariatric Advantage products through our online store for your convenience. Please click the link below to begin choosing your products. We also offer additional options in our office.