Weight Loss Surgery in Beverly Hills
In recent decades, obesity rates in America and in many countries around the world have skyrocketed. Of all American adults, 35.8 percent are "overweight" and another 25.8 percent are “obese," according to a Gallup poll in October 2011 — meaning that nearly 62 percent of us should lose weight. However, even these numbers may be optimistic, since some survey respondents may not have given their correct weight. These numbers, if true, represent a slight improvement from previous figures — but they do not, by any means, signal that Beverly Hills-area residents should no longer be concerned about fat.
It's the "obese" figure that is most troubling to doctors and public-health officials. If a person is obese, it means he or she has a body fat percentage above a certain amount (32 percent for a woman, 25 percent for a man).
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One way to indirectly check for obesity is with the body-mass index (BMI). This does not directly measure body fat, but it is a useful tool for most people to estimate whether they are at a healthy weight or should consider shedding excess fat. You can check your BMI with an online BMI calculator.
Causes of Obesity
Obese patients are all different, and family histories, lifestyle habits, and medical conditions are not the same for any two of them. However, these things can all influence weight.
Risk factors for obesity include:
- Genetics (having parents or ancestors who were obese)
- Not exercising (living in a place where walking places is inconvenient and working at a job that requires prolonged sitting make exercise still more important)
- Eating fatty, sugary, starchy food too often
- Family habits that don't include exercise and healthful meals
- Having recently stopped smoking
- Some medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism
Benefits of Having Weight Loss Surgery in Beverly Hills
If you are obese, several options exist. First, there is traditional treatment, involving a low-calorie diet and regimen of regular exercise. If you have been unsuccessful with this approach, there are also many types of weight loss surgery, including several new procedures. At our Beverly Hills facility, we offer a full range of weight loss services.
The benefits of weight loss surgery are considerable: patients often experience fairly rapid loss of a large percentage of their excess fat. This leads to fewer symptoms of diabetes, orthopedic problems, and other disorders that are complicated or exacerbated by obesity.
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Weight Loss Surgery Procedures Performed in Beverly Hills
At LA Bariatrics weight loss surgery is more than a one-time medical procedure — it is part of a long-term comprehensive strategy to improve the wellness of our patients. We offer a variety of procedures to our patients in Beverly Hills and the rest of the Southland.
Some of the procedures we perform are:
- Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (the Lap-Band)
- Sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve)
- Gastric plication
- Banded plication
- Revisional surgeries for qualified patients whose surgeries have not resulted in the desired long-term outcome
Are you trying to achieve weight loss? Do you have questions about weight loss and wellness? Wondering about the cost of bariatric surgery? Call us at (310) 256-2961 for more information, request a consultation or register for a free seminar. We want to help you improve your life and your health.
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LA Bariatrics is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Read More...
Dr. Jeremy Korman
Dr. Jeremy Korman, our medical director is a board certified general surgeon. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Later he completed a fellowship in bariatric surgery. He performed over a 1000 of successful weight loss procedures such as lap band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric imbrication. Read More...
Dr. Mona Misra
Dr. Misra is a bariatric surgery pioneer; she was educated in Canada where she co-founded the Canadian Institute of Bariatric Options. She performed many surgical weight loss procedures including lap band, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric imbrication, combination procedures and revisional surgeries. Read More...