CENTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
EXCELLENCE IN BARIATRIC SURGERY
COMMIT TO BE FIT
We are an experienced and dedicated group of medical professionals – bariatric surgeons, general surgeons, registered dietitian, behavior specialist – devoted to the care and treatment of obesity and the associated metabolic disorders. Our highly specialized weight loss and metabolic Clinic offers successful weight loss solutions focused on long term weight maintenance with support and education tailored to individual needs.
Under the direction of Dr. Denis Halmi, a bariatric surgeon with over 20 years of experience, DHMR Clinics have transformed the lives of thousands of patients, dramatically improving the health and the quality of life for these individuals. Our experienced team of professionals is here to provide the tools, resources and support for our Patients to successfully lose weight and to improve their overall health.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY?
A qualified candidate is:
Over 18 years of age
Body Mass Index over 40
BMI of35-40 with a co-morbid condition: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, acid reflux, degenerative joint disease.
Willingness to make a commitment to permanent lifestyle changes.
Commitment to participate in long term follow-up
Check your Body Mass Index(BMI)
Nutrition Before And After Surgery
A diet usually means a temporary change in the amount of food you eat or the type of food you ingest. Weight loss surgery requires a permanent change in the way you eat and the kind of foods you select.
DHMR Clinics has team of professionals to assist you in adapting your food intake to reduce hunger, appetite, and cravings.
TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
Making the decision to pursue weight loss surgery is a big step towards greatly improving your quality of life, your mobility and to improve many ailments brought on by obesity. Weight loss surgery can provide a dramatic positive change in your life but you must also consider all the factors associated with your decision, including the risks, potential side effects and the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes. In order to make an informed and educated decision, we recommend you review the following questionnaire with your family and with your physician. This process will also help you to understand and address your own concerns.
Take our Weight Loss Surgery Questionnaire
Mental Prepareation for Weight Loss Surgery
As you embark on your weight loss journey, you must be mentally prepared make some permanent changes to your current habits. Old habits and even old ways and emotions around eating will need to be identified and changed in order to accommodate the “new you”.
DHMR surgeons provide state-of-the-art care for a wide range of procedures, from routine to highly complex general surgery procedures . They have advanced training in specific conditions and are experts in their specialty areas. Dr. Halmi and Dr. Rezvani are a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and board certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).
We provide treatments for many conditions, including hernias, gall bladder problems, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, cancers, stomach and intestinal disorders, and others.
For each general surgery, our surgeons choose the most effective technique for you. Depending on your specific condition and overall health, we may recommend a care plan that includes one of these surgical techniques:
Robotic Assisted Surgery: This is a type of minimally invasive surgery that results in less blood loss, pain and scarring, as well as shorter recovery times than with traditional, open surgery. It involves a series of tiny incisions, through which our doctors insert very small instruments and a high-definition video camera. These tools are mounted on robotic arms that give your surgeon maximum range of motion and allow extremely precise movement.
Laproscopic Surgery: This type of surgery is also minimally invasive and has advantages such as minimal blood loss, pain and scarring. Recovery times with Laparoscopic Surgery are shorter than with traditional, open surgery. Like Robotic Assisted Surgery, it involves using several small incisions to perform the procedure.
Traditional Open Surgery: This type of surgery uses longer incisions that provide a direct view of the surgical area. We may recommend open surgery if it will have a better result and be safer for you. It may be used when your surgeon needs to see