Our Southern Nevada Bariatrics team, led by board-certified bariatric surgeon and internal medicine specialist, Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, provides the support and resources you need to reach your weight-loss goal. We’re happy to explain our medical weight-loss programs and their many benefits.
Why medical weight loss?
Losing weight sounds simple at first glance. Cut back on your calories, add exercise to your daily routine, and you’re done. However, if you’ve ever tried to lose those excess pounds and keep them off, you know there’s nothing easy about it.
The customized weight-loss programs at Southern Nevada Bariatrics combine medical expertise with practical solutions that help you overcome the challenges associated with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Dr. Ahmed starts with an evaluation that usually includes a variety of lab tests to identify metabolic roadblocks to weight loss, such as abnormal blood sugar levels and hormonal imbalances. He also discusses your goals, previous experiences, and expectations for achieving a healthy weight.
Our team then designs an individualized plan that includes expert guidance and valuable tips for preparing healthy meals, resisting cravings, and forming healthy exercise habits. Our goal is to support your efforts as you reap the benefits of medically supervised weight loss.
What can I expect from a medical weight-loss program?
Once you’ve completed a comprehensive evaluation, our team at Southern Nevada Bariatrics develops a plan that may include:
- Dietary and nutritional guidance
- An effective exercise plan
- Treatment for weight-related conditions
- Hormone therapy
- Bariatric surgery
- Weight-monitoring appointments
- Ongoing encouragement and medical support
A medical weight-loss program is customized to fit your overall health and other unique needs. For instance, if you have diabetes, your nutritional plan is based on diabetic guidelines. It may include medication for tighter blood sugar control and exercise recommendations which vary when your blood sugar is running high or low.
If you struggle with exercise, we can help you find an enjoyable routine that fits your schedule. If your labs indicate a hormonal imbalance, Dr. Ahmed may prescribe treatment to help overcome a sluggish metabolism related to abnormal hormone levels.
What about bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery may be an option for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) over 35 who haven’t been able to lose weight with diet and exercise. Dr. Ahmed may also consider surgery when weight-related issues such as diabetes or elevated blood pressure threaten your overall health.
Schedule an evaluation at Southern Nevada Bariatrics today for more information about the many benefits of medically supervised weight loss.