Weight Loss Specialist

Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center

Ajay K. Aggarwal, MD

Anesthesiologist located in Houston, TX

Over 93 million American adults are obese, a condition that significantly increases the risk of serious health complications like heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. With more than 25 years as a physician, Ajay K. Aggarwal, MD, understands the importance of weight management and offers safe and effective weight-loss treatments at Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center in Houston. For more information on physician-assisted weight loss, call Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss important?

Carrying excess body weight can not only impact your self-confidence but can also negatively affect your overall health.

Over one-third of American adults struggle with obesity, and more than two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Medical professionals measure obesity by your body mass index, or BMI. When your BMI is 25 or higher, you’re overweight. If it reaches 30 or higher, you’re considered obese.

When you have a high BMI, your risk of developing a variety of health conditions significantly increases. Conditions associated with being overweight or obese include:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

You also have higher chances of cancer, especially of the breast, prostate, colon, liver, and gallbladder. Being overweight or obese can also increase your risk of emotional and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.

What are the advantages of physician-assisted weight loss?

It can be hard to lose weight without professional help, especially if you’re significantly overweight. Working with an experienced medical professional like Dr. Aggarwal can increase your success as he takes a customized approach that focuses on healthy weight loss without starvation.

During your consultation, Dr. Aggarwal performs a comprehensive physical examination and discusses your personal and family medical history. Using this information as a guide, he then creates a weight-loss program tailored to you and your unique needs.

Dr. Aggarwal develops his physician-assisted weight-loss programs with your long-term success in mind. As he works closely with you, Dr. Aggarwal also provides weight management strategies such as lifestyle and nutrition counseling, providing the tools you need to develop healthier habits so you can maintain a healthy weight permanently.

What can I expect from a weight-loss program?

During your consultation, Dr. Aggarwal works closely with you to outline your overall goals and discuss any concerns you may have about your weight-loss journey. Dr. Aggarwal also monitors your progress to make sure your program maximizes your success.

Your personalized weight-loss program might include a combination of diet and exercise plans, FDA-approved phentermine medications like Adipex-P®, and multivitamins. Dr. Aggarwal usually recommends Nutrilite® organic multivitamins derived from more than 170 plants to support healthy weight loss.

Take a look at this before and after photo from a patient of ours.

To find an experienced physician to help on your weight-loss journey, call Texas Anesthesia Back Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.