Fighting Obesity through Surgery

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Did you know that nearly 40 percent of Americans are considered obese? That’s according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When diet and exercise programs fail, many looking to make a change turn to the team at the Sentara Weight Loss Surgery Center, a designated Accredited Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, to help them transform their lives.

“Weight loss surgery is absolutely not a quick fix. It’s a tool,” said Dr. Masoud Rezvani. “What I tell my patients is you’ve probably tried a lot of different kinds of diets and exercise, but they probably didn’t work. This just causes a ‘yo-yo effect,’ which makes the situation worse.”

Dr. Rezvani and his partner Dr. Denis Halmi have been serving patients in Northern and Central Virginia for years, establishing themselves as an experienced team offering state of the art technology and world-class patient care.

“Bariatric surgery is highly recommended for someone who needs to lose 60 pounds or more of weight. That amount of weight loss is very difficult to accomplish without surgery. If someone needs to lose more than 60 pounds, he or she should consider weight loss surgery,” Dr. Halmi said.

The Sentara Weight Loss Surgery Team helps patients through every step of the pre-surgical process from education and testing to counseling. After each patient’s specific procedure is performed, the care continues with support groups to help empower patients to continue making the changes necessary for this lifelong journey.

“The weight loss surgery is a tool that is going to work. But this tool is part of a complete package,” said Dr. Rezvani. “You can’t pick and choose what recommendations you’ll want to follow and what you don’t, or else it won’t work.”

To learn more and change your life, call 1-800-Sentara or visit Sentaranova.com/wl.

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