Almost 50% of all adults in the United States tried to lose weight last year. So if you’re struggling to shed weight, you aren’t alone.
Though losing weight certainly helps you feel better about your appearance and can boost your self-esteem, it also has tremendous benefits for your health. Being overweight or obese is associated with numerous health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
So, if you’ve tried many times to lose weight but haven’t been able to reach your goal, we can help. Here at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery, general and bariatric surgeon Aliu O. Sanni, MD, FACS, and our team understand your challenge.
To help you lose weight, we focus on nonsurgical and surgical treatments. When you visit our practice, we develop a personalized plan with a comprehensive approach tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle. One approach includes medical weight loss.
Here’s what you can expect.
Weigh-ins are a crucial part of medical weight loss. They help monitor your progress and determine the efficacy of your plan. Monthly weigh-ins provide a tangible measure of success and help you remain accountable.
We recommend monthly weigh-ins to track your progress, identify weight loss plateaus, and help you stay motivated.
Nutrition is also a key component of medical weight loss. Your plan involves scheduled nutritional appointments with our team to construct a meal plan and follow up on your progress. We have the expertise to create a meal plan that aligns with your goals and is realistic to maintain.
Sometimes, diet and exercise may not yield the desired results. In such cases, we may recommend certain medications to help you lose weight.
We may prescribe appetite suppressants to reduce cravings and increase satiety, or we may recommend medicine to manage other conditions that might hinder weight loss, such as depression, anxiety, or other medical issues.
Weight loss can be a rollercoaster of emotions, especially if your progress is slow. Psychological counseling is a vital aspect of medical weight loss, as it addresses emotional and mental stressors that may affect the success of your program.
We can help identify emotions and behavioral patterns that might be hindering your progress. We can also develop strategies to manage your stress levels, and we can provide emotional support, too.
At Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery, we also offer gastric sleeve surgery. If you haven’t experienced success in your weight loss journey, this procedure might be an option to consider if you qualify as a candidate.
This surgery involves altering the size of your stomach, which helps you eat less and lose weight.
If you’re struggling to shed unwanted pounds, book a consultation with our team in Snellville, Georgia, by simply giving us a call or booking online today. Let’s start the conversation so we can get you on a successful path to weight loss and good health.