There are many health risks of obesity and excess weight, but countless men and women struggle to get rid of stubborn fat and lose the weight. At Nova Physician Wellness Center in Fairfax and Ashburn, Virginia, Dr. Rohit Suri is weight loss specialist with extensive experience and an in-depth knowledge of obesity medicine. Using a carefully selected and customized combination of treatment methods, Dr. Suri provides effective weight management and the support you need to reach your healthy weight loss goals. Book online to get your personalized weight loss program, or call the office today.
Obesity can increase the risk for a multitude of medical conditions, including:
Excess body weight exerts more pressure and stress on your organs, bones, and muscles.
Medical weight loss entails regularly scheduled visits with a medical professional who’s trained in weight loss. Dr. Suri combines effective weight-loss therapies, such as:
Dr. Suri conducts a complete bio-metabolic analysis to determine how many calories you burn while resting using BIA, or bioelectrical impedance testing, and the InBody 250®.
Body composition assesses your lean body mass, minerals, and body water. Dr. Suri typically takes blood work and lab tests, including a metabolic panel, thyroid profile, lipid panel, and an EKG, or electrocardiogram to check your heart health.
Dr. Suri incorporates nutrition and emphasizes eating foods that energize and fuel your body. Dr. Suri provides nutritional supplementation, individualized meal plans, and meal replacement products.
Dr. Suri provides individualized exercise plans modified to suit you.
Dr. Suri utilizes pharmacotherapy when necessary. Most weight loss medications come in pill form.
Contrave is a medication believed to work on two areas of your brain, your hunger center, and your reward system, to help you lose weight and control your cravings. Contrave contains two medicines, naltrexone, and bupropion, to reduce hunger and control cravings.
Phentermine is a prescription appetite suppressant that can help weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel full for longer. Phentermine is a stimulant, similar to an amphetamine that affects your central nervous system.
Qsymia also works to control your hunger cravings and give you around-the-clock control. Qsymia is taken once a day and contains phentermine to reduce your appetite and topiramate to help you feel full. It might also alter the taste of certain foods to reduce the pleasure of eating.
Belviq is a weight loss medication that targets a hunger receptor in the brain and can be taken either once or twice daily. Lorcaserin is the active ingredient that helps you feel satisfied with less food and is gradually released throughout the day.
If you’re interested in obtaining your own personalized medical weight loss program, call or book online to visit Dr. Suri.
An important component of behavioral treatment programs is cognitive restructuring of erroneous or dysfunctional beliefs about weight regulation. Techniques developed by cognitive behavior therapists are used to help the individual identify specific triggers for overeating, deal with negative attitudes towards obesity in society, and realize that a minor dietary infraction does not mean failure.
Psychological and emotional factors play a significant role in weight management. Counseling services address the psychological issues associated with inappropriate eating and involve informing the patients about the nature of these issues, their implications, and the possibilities available for their ongoing management.