Medical Weight Loss

Mustafa Ahmed, MD -  - Bariatric Surgeon

Southern Nevada Bariatrics

Mustafa Ahmed, MD

Bariatric Surgeon located in Las Vegas, NV

“Weight cycling” is the process of losing weight and gaining it back over and over with a diet that just isn’t nutritious. If you’re stuck in a weight cycle trying to lose weight, medical weight loss with Mustafa Ahmed, MD, at Southern Nevada Bariatrics is a great way to get on track to forming healthy, sustainable habits. To book your medical weight-loss consultation, call the Las Vegas clinic or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.

Medical Weight Loss

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss involves a weight-management plan that is catered to your unique needs. Although nearly 30% of adults in the United States attempt to lose weight with fad diets, supplements, products, and exercise, many are unsuccessful because they approach their goals in the wrong way or with a narrow view of what weight loss involves. 

Medical weight-loss plans are multifaceted, meaning that they use many approaches to reach the same goal: sustainable weight loss. 

At Southern Nevada Bariatrics, the team monitors your progress with regular appointments and makes adjustments to your weight-loss plan when necessary. 

How is medical weight loss important for my health?

As the most successful mode of weight loss that doesn’t involve surgery, medical weight loss is safer than other modes of weight loss because a physician puts the plan together for you and monitors your progress. 

You also have the opportunity to ask your doctor questions about your plan as they arise to make sure you’re following it correctly.

In general, losing weight helps prevent many chronic health conditions and diseases. If you have less fat on your body, you have a lower chance of getting:

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Arthritis and other joint pain
  • High blood pressure 
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Some types of cancer


Additionally, successful weight loss improves your self-esteem, mood, and energy levels. With medical weight loss, you’ll have the tools to maintain your lower weight to keep enjoying the benefits.

What does a medical weight-loss plan involve?

At Southern Nevada Bariatrics, the team creates a custom weight-loss plan for you that considers your current health, habits, and other factors. 

Weight loss shouldn’t look the same for everyone, and the team at Southern Nevada Bariatrics pinpoints the areas in your life that need improvement. Your plan may include:

  • Dietary and nutritional guidance
  • An exercise plan
  • Treatment for weight-related conditions
  • Hormone therapy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Weight-monitoring appointments


Your plan begins with a consultation. During the hour-long appointment, the team evaluates your current health, medications, and recent weight-loss attempts. With this information, they form an appropriate plan. 

If you’re ready to make drastic changes to your lifestyle to finally lose the weight for good, call Southern Nevada Bariatrics or book your medical weight-loss consultation online today.