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Mar 20, 2008

Should You Consult an Atlanta Weight Loss Doctor?

Are you an overweight Atlanta resident looking for ways to lose your weight? Are diet and exercise just not effective more? Maybe it’s time for you to visit an Atlanta weight loss doctor to discuss your options.

There are many weight loss or bariatric doctors who can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. Because of their expertise and resources, these Atlanta weight loss doctors are truly capable of providing the most appropriate plan or treatment for your case.

It all starts with the first consultation. During consultation, you will be weighed. The initial visit will consist of a physical exam and medical and dietary history taking which the doctor will perform by using electronic body analysis which is an electronic scale that measures and prints a person's weight, water weight, muscle pounds, fat pounds and body fat percentage. The scale will also be able to tell the total average of the amount of calories you take everyday plus calculate the amount of body fat and pounds that is most appropriate for your body type.

After your evaluation, the Atlanta weight loss doctor will give you their recommendation as well as the weight loss plan most suited for your needs. Your physician might also give you optional energy-boosting and fat-boosting shots during the visit.

After your consultation, your Atlanta weight loss doctor may recommend you the following medicines for treatment and maintenance. Bondril, Tenuate, Didrex, Tenuate, Meridia, Xenical, Phentermine, etc. They may also recommend you a weekly dose of booster shots to speed up your weight loss and enhance energy level.

For severe cases, your doctor will recommend surgery. Here are some options:

1. Vertical Banded Gastroplasty – More commonly known as “stomach stapling”, during surgery the surgeon would staple a part of your stomach to create a smaller-sized stomach which will limit the amount of food intake. Some doctors would use bands instead of staples.

2. Gastric Bypass Surgery – This procedure also involves bands or staples to create a smaller stomach. The new stomach will be attached to the middle portion of the small intestine bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine.

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