Changing lives at Bay Area Regional’s Metabolic and Weight Loss Institute
Meet Nicole – Before her gastric sleeve surgery in July 2016, Nicole’s blood pressure was out of control and she felt extremely fatigued every day. Now down 124 pounds, Nicole is vibrant and full of life, and she no longer takes blood pressure medicine. The number of migraines has subsided and her cholesterol has lowered also. She says, “it is a lifelong change that give you longevity and health. This is a commitment to yourself and your loved ones…I wish I would have considered this sooner.”
The Metabolic and Weight Loss Institute at Bay Area Regional Medical Center
At Bay Area Regional’s Metabolic and Weight Loss Institute, we are committed to providing exceptional care while making a difference in people’s lives. The bariatric and weight loss specialists work together to help you reach your goals and increase your quality of life.
Weight Loss Options at Bay Area Regional:
- Reshape Gastric Balloon (non-surgical)
- Gastric Sleeve
- Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass
Why lose weight and gain life?
Research has shown that weight loss or bariatric surgery is the most successful treatment for obesity and its related diseases. With weight loss surgery, you will lose weight, but there is so much more you will gain. Your physical function and appearance will improve. You will also experience significant improvement and sometimes remission of diseases such as pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia and other cardiovascular diseases, sleep apnea, venous insufficiency, gastroesophageal reflux disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and gout.
Nationally Accredited Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery
Achieving accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) places Bay Area Regional and the multidisciplinary team at an elite status for bariatric surgery. “We are proud to be leading the way in bariatric surgery with Dr. Chaudhry as the only fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon in the Houston Bay Area,” said Stephen K. Jones, Jr. CEO of Bay Area Regional. “Achieving the national accreditation as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery shows our commitment to providing exceptional care and making a difference in people’s lives.” MBSAQIP ® is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Life after weight loss surgery
Our goal at Bay Area Regional is to not only help you lose the weight but also improve your health, prevent the possibility of developing other diseases and increase your quality of life. By having bariatric surgery, you will lose weight and you need to be prepared for the lifestyle change for the journey ahead. When you partner with Bay Area Regional, we will support, encourage and educate you along the way, because your success is our success.
Now offering the non-surgical weight loss option, gastric balloon
The ReShape® gastric balloon is an FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss that is proven to help patients achieve significant weight loss. As an outpatient procedure, the gastric balloon is inserted endoscopically in the stomach where it remains for six months, acting as a built-in portion control helping patients feel less hungry. Over the course of a year, patients receive frequent in-person coaching sessions and online support to give tools, resources, encouragement and guidance along their weight loss journey. In an FDA clinical study of 326 patients conducted in the U.S., patients with ReShape ® experienced 2.3 times more excess weight loss at six months compared to those who had diet and exercise alone. In the clinical trial, patients lost up to 72 pounds in 12 months.