Weight Loss near Staten Island

I'm Carrying A Few Extra Pounds, Is That A Major Concern?

Everyone has a natural weight that aligns with their body type. Carrying excess weight, even just a few pounds, can pave the way for various health issues. These problems include:

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Heart disease
  • Type II diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Arthritis and systemic inflammation
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Gallbladder disease

Being overweight also puts stress on your organs and joints, increasing the likelihood of joint wear and chronic pain. Our team operates out of our New York City, NY office and can be easily reached if you are interested in starting our weight loss program!

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What Sets The Weight Loss Program At Park Avenue Endocrinology Apart?

The weight loss program at Park Avenue Endocrinology is different from the typical programs you might see advertised. Our medical weight loss approach includes thorough testing that helps us create a personalized meal plan for each patient. Instead of prescribing appetite suppressants, our endocrinologists aim to understand the root causes of obesity for every individual. We achieve this through:

Body Composition:

which measures the percentages of fat, protein, minerals, and body water in the patient’s body.

Biophotonic Reading:

which provides an SCS (Skin Carotenoid Score). Research suggests that this score correlates with factors that are related to a healthy lifestyle.

Lab Testing:

that measures hormone levels, vitamin levels, and other important data

Resting Metabolic Rate:

a measurement that identifies how many calories the body burns at rest.

Is Plastic Surgery A Better Option?

Plastic surgery options like liposuction and abdominoplasty can help shape your body after significant weight loss. However, these procedures are not designed to address obesity.

The process of removing fat cells through liposuction has limitations regarding the amount of fat that can be extracted, which means it won't result in significant weight loss.

Additionally, individuals with a higher BMI (body mass index) face a greater risk of complications during and after surgery, making them less ideal candidates for cosmetic procedures.

Weight loss isn't just about appearance. It's about adopting a healthier way of eating to maintain long-term health and wellness.


Are My Genetics The Main Reason For My Weight? Can I Change It?

Recent studies suggest that genetics do play a role in one's susceptibility to obesity, potentially influencing 40 to 70% of the risk. Understanding family history can help people recognize their risks for obesity and related health issues.

However, research also indicates that genetic testing in adults is not necessary, as the treatment approach does not vary whether a person is genetically predisposed to obesity or not.

While genetics can influence metabolism, appetite, and other factors, it has been proven that weight can be effectively managed with consistent treatment. When diet and exercise alone aren't enough, patients benefit from a medical weight management program that incorporates behavioral, physical, and nutritional strategies.


I'm Not Seeing Results As Quickly As I'd Hoped. Is The Program Effective?

Understandably, when starting a weight loss program, we often want to see dramatic changes immediately. The popularity of quick-fix diets has heightened our desire for fast results. Medical weight loss, however, is designed for long-term success. Patients may lose an average of 1 to 2 pounds per week, sometimes more or less. This doesn't mean the program isn't effective; it indicates that the body is naturally adjusting to its new state.

Recognizing the challenges patients face, we have integrated motivation into our weight management program.

What People Are Saying About Us!

"As I have said many times before, Dr. Eytan is brilliant. She’s smart, knowledgeable. She has helped me lose weight and more importantly, my health markers are all now normal or vastly improved. She warm & caring and discusses all options with you for treatment. I highly recommend her."


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Contact Our Office near Staten Island Today!

If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to learn more about the services we provide, please call us at 212-772-7628. For a consultation, or to setup an appointment click here.