Weight-loss surgery is not magic. It is, however, a highly effective tool that’s helped many thousands of individuals reach their ideal weights, and stay there. Whether you’re seeking better health, cosmetic benefits, or the best of both from losing those excess pounds, weight-loss surgery may be your answer.
Dr. Ahmed has dedicated his impressive medical career to helping his patients overcome their struggle with obesity and the physical health problems it causes, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Dr. Mustafa Ahmed is a top-rated internist and board-certified surgeon who leads our team at Southern Nevada Bariatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He’s also passionate about helping you overcome the very real mental health concerns linked to obesity, such as depression, decreased self-esteem, and feelings of social isolation.
Not everyone is a candidate for weight-loss surgery, but if you are, Dr. Ahmed and our entire team work hard to provide the support and encouragement you need to maximize the benefits of this amazing tool.
Before weight-loss surgery
Maximizing the benefits of weight-loss surgery begins long before the procedure is scheduled. Your weight-loss program at Southern Nevada Bariatrics starts with a thorough evaluation that includes an exam, extensive review of your health history, and discussion regarding your previous weight-loss efforts. Then Dr. Ahmed customizes a plan that’s tailored to your needs.
Preparing for surgery
If surgery is part of your weight-loss strategy, it’s important to view it as a powerful tool in your kit that, when combined with other healthy habits, can ensure success.
We implement Dr. Ahmed’s plan by designing a practical step-by-step guide to help you prepare for surgery and the changes that come afterward.
Expect your plan to include:
- Nutritional guidance for designing healthy menus before and after surgery
- Shopping advice
- Tips on preparing healthy meals and snacks
- Ways to avoid giving in to cravings
- Guidelines for eating out
- Instructions for increasing your physical activity
These tips are backed up by ongoing encouragement and support from your team that prepares you to stick with a healthy, active lifestyle long after you’ve accomplished your weight-loss goals.
Follow our directions
Your eating and activity plan are designed to maximize and maintain your weight loss throughout your course at Southern Nevada Bariatrics.
Make a commitment to follow these instructions carefully, especially nutritional guidance that includes a variety of supplements formulated to provide the vitamins and minerals you need following weight-loss surgery.
Dr. Ahmed will discuss all these requirements with you before scheduling your procedure and always invites you to ask questions about what to expect.
Enjoy the journey
Rather than only focusing on the finish line, appreciate the changes you’ll notice throughout your weight-loss journey. Successfully managing your diet and increasing your exercise before and after surgery can help build the confidence and determination required for reaching your goal.
So, take time throughout the process to reflect on what it means when your clothing becomes too loose, you’re able to exercise without pain, you can window shop without overwhelming fatigue, or you make it to that next milestone on the scale.
Spend some time every day savoring the positive physical and emotional changes successful weight loss creates. Try writing down your thoughts to help you consider how far you’ve come rather than how far you still have to go.
Once you do cross the finish line, reward yourself with a fabulous vacation, new wardrobe, or even follow up cosmetic surgery, such as a tummy tuck to give you those flat and toned abs you’ve been craving.
Get started on achieving your weight-loss goals by scheduling an evaluation at Southern Nevada Bariatrics today. Call our office or request an appointment online. We’re here to help you succeed.