The Benefits of Weight Loss

Our patients benefit from our comprehensive weight loss program which focuses primarily on education but also includes tools to prepare them for a successful journey to achieve a lifelong path for successful health and weight management.

In this age of information explosion, seeking accurate, truthful, and state-of-the-art health information is challenging. Whether you are curious about weight loss, treatment options, nutrition, medications, or healthy living, our website is designed to provide you with health information that will benefit you in every phase of your life.

In the simplest terms, overweight and obesity is the accumulation of excessive body fat which has very adverse impacts on our health and life. Obesity is a chronic life threatening disease that requires knowledge, effort, and long-term management to reverse and maintain.

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death behind tobacco use in the United States. Although no one plans to be overweight or obese, people who experience these disorders have much higher risks of serious health problems than non-obese people. The most devastating of these health problems include the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Gallstones
  • Diabetes
  • Lung disease and sleep apnea
  • Hypertension
  • Colon cancer
  • Stroke
  • Breast cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Endometrial cancer

Although everyone strives to reach their ideal body weight, the good news is that just 5-10% weight loss from baseline will lead to very significant health benefits. If you are tired and frustrated with dieting, counting calories, and exercising but seeing no long-term success, let us provide a successful path forward to your success.

The medical information provided through the Advanced Medical Weight Loss Augusta website is obtained from a variety of public resources and includes a medical library with content provided by Healthwise and WebMD, among other reputable sources. This information is intended as a patient education resource only and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem as it is not a substitute for expert professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, please consult your health care provider.