Weight Loss Specialist

Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery

Aliu O. Sanni, MD, FACS

Bariatric & General Surgery & GERD/Reflux Specialist located in Snellville, GA

Losing even just a small percentage of weight can have significant, positive impacts on your long-term health. At Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery, Aliu Sanni, MD, FACS, and the weight loss specialists offer both nonsurgical and surgical solutions to help you achieve safe, healthy weight loss. The team works with you on diet and lifestyle changes to help you lose weight and can determine if bariatric surgery is right for you. Call the Snellville, Georgia, office today to schedule a consultation or book a weight-loss evaluation online.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why is weight loss important?

Your weight can contribute to a variety of issues that affect your long-term health. If you’re overweight or obese, your risk can dramatically increase for conditions like:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Excess weight also puts pressure on your bones and joints, increasing your risk for chronic pain from conditions like osteoarthritis and stress fractures.

To reduce your risk for these long-term health complications, the team at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery offers several weight-loss strategies that focus on helping you lose weight safely.

Which weight-loss services are available?

Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery offers both conservative and surgical solutions to healthy weight loss. The team believes that quality care is key to successful results and they specialize in:

Medically supervised weight loss

Medically supervised weight loss involves making changes to your diet, exercise program, and general lifestyle to support effective weight loss.

The medical team works closely with you to create a low-fat, heart-healthy diet plan. They can also recommend daily exercises to help achieve your weight loss goals.

Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is an option for weight loss if you aren’t able to lose weight with lifestyle changes, if you have a lot of weight to lose, or if you have weight-related health issues that put your life at risk.

The surgery specialists at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery can determine if you’re a candidate for bariatric surgery after a comprehensive evaluation of your health. They offer gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery using minimally invasive techniques and the advanced da Vinci® robotic surgical system.

What should I expect during medical weight loss?

The team at Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery designs a medical weight loss program to your specific body and situation. As part of the program, you can expect:

  • Initial consultation and education
  • Monthly weigh-ins
  • Nutritionist appointments
  • Expectation and risk discussions
  • Bariatrics educational seminar
  • Initial health screenings

The team also reviews which surgery procedure is right for you. They offer gastric balloon, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and adjustable Lap-Band® bariatric surgeries.

As part of your aftercare, you can expect to schedule biweekly, post-op appointments for the first month, quarterly appointments for the first year, and biannual visits for the following two years.

You also have access to support group meetings for two years.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss through either conservative efforts or through bariatric surgery are especially effective because of the guidance of the expert Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery team.

The weight-loss specialists work with you on a one-on-one basis to help you achieve your weight-loss goals based on your individual needs. They provide comprehensive resources to help you through each phase of your weight loss journey, so you’re not alone.

The team also continually monitors your overall health to ensure your risks for weight-related conditions are well-controlled.

To learn more about the benefits of medical weight loss and bariatric surgery, call Eastside Bariatric & General Surgery to schedule an appointment or book one online today.