When patients come to Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates P.A., they typically share two experiences. First, they’ve tried all sorts of diets, exercise programs, and other techniques to lose weight. Second, they must lose a substantial amount to achieve better health and quality of life. Dr. Andrei understands that many of these individuals share one more thing in common – weight loss surgery is their best chance for achieving their goals. Here, we’ll explain why.
The Problem with Non-surgical Approaches
Change is hard, whether you’re trying to break bad habits or build positive ones. This can be even more difficult when it comes to altering your diet and exercise habits. The foods you enjoy today taste good and satisfy not just your physical needs, but also your emotional cravings. And while it would be great if everyone loved working up a sweat at the gym (and could do so), that’s far from the truth.
At the same time, not all diets and exercise programs are medically sound. It’s easy to fall short of your nutritional needs or overwork your body in ways that hinder progress rather than support it. That’s not to say there aren’t good nutritional programs out there – Dr. Andrei offers medical weight loss solutions for many patients, as well as non-surgical procedures that can support lifestyle changes. But for those with significant weight to lose and serious health concerns, a more aggressive solution is required.
Weight Loss Surgery Provides a Necessary Alternative
If you imagine that weight loss surgery is for those with poor willpower or who refuse to improve their diet and activity levels, you should know this is completely untrue. In fact, most of Dr. Andrei’s weight loss surgery patients have made numerous attempts to lose weight over many years. In general, surgical weight loss procedures are recommended for:
- People with a BMI over 50, although some individuals with a BMI over 40 are also good candidates
- People with a BMI of over 35 who experience obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or type II diabetes
Rather than relying on external factors like diet, Dr. Andrei helps you overcome weight loss struggles by addressing the physical factors of obesity. These procedures work from the inside out to make lasting changes, targeting structural and hormonal systems in the body that contribute to obesity. There’s no need for the ongoing highs and lows of non-surgical weight loss. Instead, patients see results fast and find motivation in their success.
At the same time, no two patients face the same weight loss journey, which is why Dr. Andrei offers six unique procedures, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, duodenal switch, diabetes surgery, and SIPS/SADIS. He works with every patient to determine which procedure is most appropriate for their needs and goals to achieve the best outcome possible.
Your Path to a Healthier Life
While many other weight loss strategies fight against your body’s natural processes, Dr. Andrei and his team work with them to give you the best chance for a healthier life. We’re committed to finding the weight loss method that best matches you and your needs. As the state’s leading practitioner, Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates, P.A. has the expert team, state-of-the-art resources, and personalized perspective to give you the best care possible. Contact us by calling 800-200-5553 to learn more about the services we offer or schedule your free consultation with Dr. Andrei now.