Bariatric surgery enters mainstream for treatment of diabetes

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Growing evidence suggests that bariatric surgery, commonly known for its effectiveness in treating severe obesity, may also help in the treatment and achievement of remission of type 2 diabetes. Although study results are mostly short term and more long-term follow-up is needed, the Swedish Obese Subjects trial has follow-up data up to 20 years. “When […]

It is not as easy as it looks!

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We know it sounds simple, just choose foods that are healthy!  However, we also know it is NOT simple.  Many need help in developing a strategy for healthy eating that still allows them to enjoy their food, go out to dinner, and not worry about every little bite.  We suggest you join us for our […]

Sleep and Weight Management

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A healthy sleep pattern (called “sleep hygiene”) is another key to successful weight management. Setting a regular bedtime is not just for kids! Even adults benefit from regular sleep times, and from setting aside enough time to sleep. Inadequate sleep has been identified as one contributing factor in weight gain. As you seek to improve […]

Obesity Can Lead to….

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Obesity contributes to numerous and varied comorbid conditions. Complications can occur in many organ systems, ranging from cardiovascular to respiratory to orthopedic and even ophthalmologic. Overweight and obesity are known risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and other breathing problems, and some cancers (uterine, breast, colorectal, kidney, and gallbladder). […]

Where did the term “bariatric” come from?

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Have you ever wondered where the term BARIATRIC came from? The term bariatrics was coined around 1965 from the Greek root bar- (“weight” as in barometer), suffix -iatr (“treatment,” as in pediatrics), and suffix -ic (“pertaining to”). Bariatric encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy approaches to weight loss, as well as pharmacotherapy and surgery. The […]

Expert Seminars an Added Benefit for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

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Khalili Center, a medical practice specializing in weight loss surgery, offers patients extensive before- and after-surgery care, including bi-monthly Expert Seminars with physicians as guest speakers.  These experts cover a wide range of health topics, from a highly trained urologist discussing prostate cancer, to a top cardiologist providing important information on heart health and cardiac […]

Khalili Foundation: This is Why We Participate

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  Our children are our future. This current generation of children will be the community leaders, doctors, lawyers, salesmen, and teachers of the next generation.  It is our duty to educate them in every regard; life, health, relationships, education, and the list goes on. The Khalili Foundation was launched in 2010 by a group of […]

Hi, I’m Pamela and I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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Pamela gave up smoking and replaced her cravings with food, causing her to gain an excessive amount of weight. She feared that she would follow in her family’s footsteps and end up as a diabetic amputee. Weight loss surgery and the associated support helped her to achieve the healthy lifestyle she longed for.

Khalili Family is Here For You

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  The majority of the patients seen in the Khalili Center office for an initial bariatric surgery consult have already spent years attempting to lose a significant amount of weight.  Most have at least one previous success story of a diet plan that enabled them to lose 10, 15, even up to 50 or 100 […]

Hi, I’m Angela and I Had Weight Loss Surgery

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  Angela, a dedicated and involved mom, could not fully engage in activities with her children because of her weight. She was worried about setting the wrong example for her children and underwent weight loss surgery. Now, her family exercises together and she has become a positive influence on her children.