Obesity is a major health issue that can result in serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, cancer, and early mortality.
According to the Center for disease control and prevention (CDC), an individual who is age 20 and above with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above is obese. Also, an adult with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is overweight. An Adult with a BMI of 40 and above is extremely or severely obese.
Figures from the CDC in 2019 showed that more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults and 17% of children were obese. Another second study as of 2017-2018 from the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC showed that 42.4% of U.S. adults were obese (43% for men and 41.9% for women).
Obese Americans incur an average of $1,429 more in medical expenses annually compared to non-obese Americans. Also, the population of obese Americans spends approximately $147 billion per year in added medical expenses.
Obesity has been cited as one of the factors that contribute to approximately 100,000–400,000 deaths in the United States per year.
Obesity is a very serious issue and should be taken as such. If you are obese or overweight, you should seek all possible ways to lose excess weight in order to maintain a healthy life.
Dr. Prashant Kedia MD, is an Endoscopist/Gastroenterologist that specializes in performing endoscopy and new interventional techniques for weight loss. He is one of the very best and highly regarded weight loss Doctors in Dallas. He is the founder of Kedia MD, an advanced clinic in Dallas where he performs a wide range of endoscopy and gastroenterological weight loss procedures.
Engaging in non-surgical weight loss programs can help you lose excess weight. There are different non-surgical weight loss programs that we provide at KediaMD. A well known non-surgical weight loss program that we provide at KediaMD is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG).
ESG is a minimally invasive non-surgical weight loss procedure that significantly reduces the size and volume of your stomach. The ESG procedure offers a safer and better option to reduce your weight in a relatively short period of time.
It is a newer type of nonsurgical weight-loss procedure that involves the use of sutures. At KediaMD, we perform ESG procedure by placing sutures into your stomach via your throat. The sutures help to shrink your stomach and make it smaller. The size and volume of your stomach reduces by 60-70%. There is no incision involved in the procedure and it takes about 60-90 minutes to be completed.
By significantly reducing the size of your stomach, your stomach can only take a little amount of food. This reduces the amount of calories you take and also reduces the amount of calories that your body absorbs, which leads to weight loss.
At KediaMD, we provide different nonsurgical weight loss procedures which include:
At KediaMD we provide only non-surgical weight loss procedures. We are aware of the many side effects and risks that are involved in bariatric surgeries for weight loss. Nonsurgical weight loss procedures have many benefits and advantages over surgical or bariatric weight loss procedures.
Here are some of the advantages of choosing KediaMD over other bariatric weight loss surgeons that provide bariatric weight loss procedures;
All weight loss procedures work best by incorporating exercise into your program. You may not lose weight or may regain lost weight if you don’t engage in exercises after undergoing a nonsurgical weight loss procedure.
Doctors in Dallas do not discourage patients from engaging in exercises; instead, they let patients know the importance of exercises as a weight loss program. Engaging in exercises is still the safest and efficient method of losing weight, though some people find it difficult to judiciously engage in exercises until they lose weight.
At KediaMD, we advise our patients who are obese or overweight on the best exercises they can do to lose weight even as we also suggest the best nonsurgical weight loss procedures for them. After undergoing nonsurgical weight loss procedures, our patients are advised to keep to a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating healthy diets.
If you want to engage in a weight loss program or undergo a weight loss procedure, it is medically recommended to visit a weight loss doctor. A specially trained endoscopist or weight loss specialist will have the best medical advice to give for patients seeking to lose weight. It is not advisable to see a weight loss doctor without a recommendation from a medical expert. However, you don’t necessarily need a recommendation to visit a weight loss doctor.
If you have a personal doctor or primary healthcare provider who does not specialize in providing weight loss programs or procedures, you may ask for his or her recommendation to visit a weight loss doctor.
No, weight loss doctors cannot assure you of the exact amount of weight or inches of fat loss. Weight loss doctors focused on providing weight loss programs and techniques that will help you lose excess weight. They also give medical advice about the things you can do to lose weight such as keeping a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy diets, and engaging in regular exercises.
Weight loss doctors can prescribe medications and supplements that can aid weight loss. Apart from exercises, healthy diets, and lifestyle, there are some diet pills and supplements that are given to patients who are obese or overweight to help aid weight loss. Weight loss doctors in Dallas are medically certified to prescribe medicines that can aid weight loss.
If you are obese or overweight with a BMI of 30 and above, you should see a weight loss doctor. How often you should see your doctor depends on your doctor’s recommendations. Your doctor will examine you and know how often you should visit.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a very efficient weight loss procedure. Patients who have done ESG in KediaMD have experienced significant weight loss. Some patients have been able to lose 20 pounds in 3 weeks afterward. Some other patients have lost 20% of their total body weight after undergoing ESG.
The amount of weight you will lose depends on how well you keep to a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. If you don’t keep to a healthy lifestyle such as exercising regularly and eating healthy diets devoid of calories, you may not lose significant weight or you may regain weight after a while. Keeping to healthy lifestyle changes will help you lose more weight and also help you maintain it.