MEDICAL WEIGHTLOSS & BARIATRIC SURGERY CENTER
Effective March 15, 2021: ALL in-person seminars will resume in the NFMMC Auditorium. Social distancing measures will be taken into account, space will be limited.
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Been there, done that.
You’ve tried every diet and fitness program on the planet but have not been able to keep weight off and many times gain it all back and more. This is very common.
Motivation and discipline isn’t the problem.
It may have something to do with the way your brain tells your stomach that you’re hungry. It does this in conjunction with the release of hormones. There’s no way you’ll be able to be successful if you’re always feeling hungry, deprived and unsatisfied.
You try again, after losing weight, appetite increases and your body hangs on to fat. This leads to weight gain. You gain back even more weight in this cycle. You’ll experience feelings of
- self loathing
Sound familiar? The cycle repeats itself over and over again. Yet, this can manifest into real physical conditions like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
Your Yo-Yo dieting cycle isn’t your fault.
You deserve success, you deserve to live to your fullest potential. No one should have to struggle with the complications of excess weight when there’s help. You may be a candidate for Bariatric Surgery.
Am I a good candidate for weight loss surgery?
Understanding if surgery is right for you is important. Our team will help you determine if you’re a good fit and explain the process. One way we help determine your eligiability is measuring your Body Mass Index (BMI). Bariatric Surgery is usually recommeded for those who
- Have a BMI of 40 or greater
- Have a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea
Calculate your Body Mass Index
Our team will work closely with you to
- Help you determine which procedure is best for you
- Evaluate your obesity related conditions with a thorough exam
- Determine what types of emotional support you need and what support you currently have
- Help you understand if you are ready for a major life change
- Decide if you are mentally and physically capable for our program
We will also perform
- A complete Nutritional Evaluation
- A complete Physical Examination
- Psychological and Emotional Evaluation
- Routine tests
When is NOW a good time to take back your life?
Attend A Seminar
Meet The Doctors
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Dang Tuan Pham
Diane Dychtiar, R.N.
Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Coordinator
What Is Life 360?
Life 360 is our propietary program that we designed based on success factors of hundreds of Bariatric Surgery patients. Our approach is holistic and comprehensive. It’s not just about surgery and weight loss, it’s about
- Self confidence
- Mental Health
It’s All About You
Imagine being able to
- Play with the kids
- Enjoy outdoor activities
- Take long walks or hikes
- Go swimming
- Stay at the fair all day
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the routine tests before bariatric surgery?
Certain basic tests are done before surgery: a Complete Blood Count (CBC), urinalysis and chemistry screen. Often, a blood glucose test is done for diabetes, which is very common in people suffering from obesity. Many surgeons will conduct a gallbladder ultrasound to look for gallstones. Other tests include pulmonary function testing, echocardiogram, sleep studies, GI evaluation, cardiology evaluation and psychiatric evaluation.
Do I need to have a psychiatric evaluation?
Bariatric surgery is a process that will affect you for the rest of your life, and the decision requires a lot of serious thought. For many people, the results are positive, but successful treatment takes dedication and a commitment to lifelong changes in your current lifestyle. Most psychiatrists will look at your understanding of the risks and complications of bariatric surgery and your desire to follow the basic recovery plan to see if bariatric surgery is right for you.
What Success Looks Like
Experienced & Accredited
This highly competant team is led by Dr. Pham who has performed hundreds of Bariatric Surgeries
Your weightloss is just part of your total health and wellness. We look at your life from a 360 point of view and help you address all aspects.
Long Term Support
You’re going to need support before, during and after. We have built a large community of patients and support groups to help you keep the weight off long after the surgery.