Obesity is a syndrome that results from an excess accumulation of body fat. The reasons behind obesity are many and complex. There are both external and internal reasons why someone might eat excess calories.
Externally, our world is saturated with food opportunities. One cannot even go to a home improvement store without having the opportunity to purchase candy and salty snacks. New services have made it easier to have food delivered to us. Portions sizes have increased over time and these encourage us to eat more.
Internally, we fight against hunger, cravings, and genetics.
Obesity not only affects the number on the scale but also can seriously impact your health. Many diseases are caused by or related to obesity. These include the common diseases that most people think about when thinking about obesity – like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and high cholesterol.
Many other diseases are also directly related – like breast and colon cancer, sleep apnea, joint pain, and infertility from diseases like polycystic ovarian syndrome, reflux disease, blood clots, and gallbladder problems.
Lao Tzu said that a journey of 1000 miles starts with one step. Weight loss is certainly a journey, and journeys involve rewards and challenges, benefits and obstacles. Choose a team that will support your journey. This team will include not only friends and family, but also your doctors and dietitian.
Dr. Boyett and his team are here to support you through your entire weight loss journey and customize a weight loss program for you. They understand that you may have tried many options before including a combination of diet, exercise, and medications.
Dr. Boyett provides education through his bariatric seminar/webinars as well as educational videos to help you better understand obesity and your weight loss options.
Tracey Ganem is a registered and licensed dietitian who works in Dr. Boyett’s office to help you understand how to lose weight and keep it off. Tracey is currently the only Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management in Alabama. If you and Dr. Boyett decide that weight loss surgery is right for you, Tracey will help provide dietary consultation and ongoing education and support during the insurance-required 3 to 6 months of medically supervised weight loss. Dr. Boyett also performs his own endoscopy before weight loss surgery to provide complete care.
Bariatric Surgery simply means weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgeries can help when diet and exercise have not worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight.
You have probably heard of bariatric surgery referred to as a tool. Surgery is not just a tool, but a strong and precise instrument you can use to achieve weight loss goals that have previously been out of reach.
Your surgeon and dietitian will also help you develop other complimentary items for your toolbox. You need to be prepared for any scenario and the more options you have, the better prepared you will be. What do you do when you are surrounded by food such as at a party or event? How do you address the well-stocked break room at work? Eating used to be your answer to boredom or stress. What will your new answer be?
Everyone who needs bariatric surgery faces different challenges, has separate abilities and distinct goals for life after surgery. Your surgeon and dietitian will teach you new behaviors and actions that when combined with the positive effects of surgery will help you realize your goals and be powerful adversaries in your fight against obesity.
Dr. Daniel Boyett completed a bariatric surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins University where he specialized in minimally invasive techniques for weight loss surgery. Dr. Boyett is thrilled to bring his expertise and experience to help those struggling with their weight in the Tennessee Valley.
Dr. Boyett provides a variety of minimally invasive bariatric surgery options based on your weight loss needs. These include:
Dr. Daniel Boyett offers free seminars/webinars to explain the process of bariatric surgery. To attend a free seminar/webinar or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Boyett or dietitian Tracey Ganem and to learn more about your weight loss options, contact us online or call ☎ (256) 669-3638.
Huntsville Weight Loss
4704 Whitesburg Dr., Suite 200
Huntsville, AL 35802
Phone: (256) 669-3638