Santa Monica Obesity Treatment
Excessive body weight can impact every system in the body. About 40% of Americans suffer from obesity or excessive body weight. Obesity is defined by body mass index, or BMI, and those with a BMI of 30 or higher are considered obese. Obesity can affect a person’s appearance, physical health and mental wellness. Dr. Danny Shouhed is a top board certified general surgeon in Santa Monica. Obesity treatment is one of the many medical services we offer patients in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Santa Monica areas.
Excessive weight gain can be both the cause and symptom of health conditions. Obesity can be in part caused by genetics and certain health disorders and medications or treatments. Lifestyle behaviors play a role, and overeating, poor food choices and a sedentary activity level can contribute to obesity. Unfortunately, obesity causes more medical conditions in return. Obesity-related diseases include type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, GERD and more. Treatment for obesity can help patients become healthier overall – often, related diseases disappear as patients lose weight.
Bariatric Surgery in Santa Monica
One of the most effective options for obesity treatment is bariatric surgery. Over the last decades, weight loss surgery has progressed, reducing risks and improving results for patients. Dr. Danny Shouhed is one of the top bariatric surgeons in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica area, with an exceptional success rate for his patients. Dr. Shouhed offers permanent weight loss surgery solutions to reduce calorie or food intake, such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and duodenal switch. He also can perform bariatric revision surgery or temporary weight loss options like the intragastric balloon.
Every obese patient is unique and requires a personalized treatment plan to help them achieve better health. Dr. Shouhed offers obesity treatment that encompasses both losing weight through proven methods and treatment for obesity-related conditions. If you are struggling with excess weight that is impacting your health and quality of life, contact us at the office of Dr. Shouhed in Santa Monica. Obesity treatment can give you your life back and start you on the journey to better health.