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Weight Management Specialist

Geeta Vaze, MD -  - Internist

Geeta Vaze, MD

Internist located in Huntingdon Valley, PA

If you have been struggling to lose weight for a long time or you suffer from chronic diseases that require you to lose weight for successful management, visit Dr. Geeta Vaze in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. She is an internal medicine specialist well-versed in nutrition management and weight loss and believes in a holistic approach toward weight management. Call or click today to schedule a same-day appointment to begin your journey toward a healthy lifestyle.

Weight Management

What are the common risk factors for obesity?

More than 36% of adults and over 16% of adolescents in the United States are obese, and although it’s prevalent across all the population subgroups, there are some definite risk factors for obesity, such as:

  • Genetics
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Stress and mental illness
  • Certain medical conditions

What are the health effects of being obese?

Obese people are at increased risk of many chronic conditions and diseases which increase the risk of death. These conditions include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Some cancers

Where do I start with a weight-loss program?

Begin your weight-loss journey by having a conversation with Dr. Vaze to discuss your goals and the time you can devote to the program. She will then take a detailed medical history and do a physical examination. She will also order some lab tests to know your general well-being before starting any form of treatment.

Once the reports are in, Dr. Vaze will customize a weight-loss plan for you depending on your goals. A basic weight-loss plan starts with educating the patient about calories and nutritional value, decreasing calorie intake, and regular physical exercise.

You will need to see her two or three times a month for at least six months.

What are some simple ways to eat more healthy?

Dr. Vaze believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle by regular exercise and eating a healthy, nutritious diet for primary prevention of obesity. Her advice is to include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, and nuts and seeds. You should also limit the intake of processed, sugary, and high-calorie foods and fried foods.

What is Cynosure® SculpSure® laser?

Dr. Vaze treats her patients with SculpSure to target areas of unwanted fat.

SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for nonsurgical lipolysis of the fat stores in your abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, outer thighs, as well as under the chin. It’s completely safe and effective in permanent reduction of the unwanted fat cells without surgery.  

What are other options for weight management?

If you’re unable to lose weight with diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications, the next options are medications and bariatric surgery. Currently, there are many weight-loss drugs available in the market and Dr. Vaze can advise you on the best possible drugs or drug combinations for weight loss.

If this also fails, bariatric surgery is the next option. In general, men and women who are morbidly obese may be candidates for this surgical intervention.