In society today, many battle weight issues. For some this has been a lifelong struggle and for others the unfortunate result of a demanding life with poor food choices and limited activity. Though for everyone considered morbidly obese, risks of life-threatening diseases ranging from heart disease to cancer increases equally by more than 50 percent.
Despite attempts to reduce weight through dietary changes and exercise, many continue to struggle. Obesity-related conditions further complicate efforts and can become critical if not reversed.
At the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Surgical Weight Loss Center, the weight loss specialists and support staff understand the challenges of weight loss as well as the damaging effects of obesity. The clinical dieticians, health consultants and bariatric surgeons work together towards the common goal of restoring health and improving quality of life for patients.
The weight loss procedures offered at the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Surgical Weight Loss Center include the LAP–BAND®, the Roux–en–Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and the Sleeve Gastrectomy. Patients are consulted on each and the best weight loss procedure is determined after thorough examinations and discussion.
The weight loss procedure is only part of the weight loss program established for patients. Before and after nutritional plans, educational seminars on achieving sustained results and support groups are established and just a few of the supplemental tools and resources available.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook comprehensive weight loss program is unlike any other in north Houston – designed to help weight loss surgery patients lose weight and keep it off with real tools for long term success.