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Houston Medical Weight Loss Center

Well Beginnings is a comprehensive weight loss surgery program at Houston Northwest Medical Center. We have been prestigiously named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®. This award was given to us based upon our proven track record of success in bariatric surgery.

Well Beginnings provides a comprehensive program for patients looking to improve their overall health and lose weight. We offer several weight loss surgeries to aid in weight management. Through medical weight loss in Houston, we strive to help patients create a healthier lifestyle.

Bariatric Surgery Benefits

 As you probably know, losing weight has a number of health benefits. When you successfully reach a normal weight, you can reduce your risk of developing serious health conditions that typically go hand in hand with obesity. Not only will you feel better, you may also:

  • Have more energy.
  • Reduce your cholesterol levels.
  • Lower your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Decrease your risk of heart disease, stroke, fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis and gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Improve your breathing and mobility.
  • Avoid female reproductive problems.
  • Face less prejudice or discrimination at work, school or social settings because of obesity.

Your weight is determined by many factors, some of which you can control, including environment, metabolism and lifestyle habits, and others you cannot, such as family history. By taking a proactive approach to weight loss, you can lower your long-term disease risk and live a longer, healthier life.

Although bariatric surgery has risks, it may resolve or improve some complications associated with being overweight, including diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain and incontinence. Surgery may also improve mobility and quality of life for overweight people.

In addition to bariatric surgeries, we offer a pre- and post- bariatric surgery exercise program which takes place in a cardiac rehabilitation setting. Our exercise specialist will work with you to develop a regular exercise program.

Visit our bariatric exercise program page for more information.

Well Beginnings is a comprehensive surgical weight loss program at Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Bariatric surgeries are not without severe risks including death and should only be considered as a last resort for weight loss. Weight loss varies according to the individual. This surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.