What You Can Do when Diets Fail

Even after eating healthier and staying consistent with new and challenging exercises, many people still find it difficult to lose weight or to lose and keep it off. For those who are significantly overweight and struggling to slim down, there are medically assisted options that may work for you, including weight loss surgery. If you think you could be a candidate for weight loss surgery, it’s important to choose an experienced, board-certified practitioner.

George Mutafyan, MD in Glendale, California, has performed thousands of weight loss surgeries, and our team is dedicated to caring for anyone who needs medical assistance to lose weight. In many cases, these surgeries not only provide an upgrade in our patients’ quality of life, but are actually life-saving. While eating right and getting enough exercise is imperative to a healthy lifestyle, weight loss surgery could be the move to better overall health and longevity. 

How do I know if I need weight loss surgery?

It all starts with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mutafyan. The doctor goes over your medical history and asks you about your lifestyle and weight loss goals. When we understand your needs, history, and goals, we can give you several options that could work for you. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, weight loss surgery is generally reserved for people who meet these criteria:

Any one of these qualifications fits most of our patients. And we’re here to help you reach your goals for better lifelong health. 

What are my options with Dr. Mutafyan? 

Our immediate goal is to make you comfortable while helping you with your weight loss journey. Once we’ve had a chance to review your medical history, and your present needs, we can offer one or several of our options, including:

What if I don’t want scars?

If you’re concerned about scarring, tell us, and we’ll make sure to take that into consideration — among your options may be some of Dr. Mutafyan’s minimally invasive procedures. If your surgery leaves you with large amounts of excess skin, we can help you with that, too.

I’m ready for weight loss surgery. Which option is for me?

Before we can answer that, we need to see you in our office, where Dr. Mutafyan can help you choose the right procedure for you. To schedule that consultation, call us at 818-201-2932 or use our online calendar to pick a day that works for you. 

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