As the director of bariatric surgery at Beverly Hills Physicians, Dr. Monali Misra says that a patient in the care of a team of experts is what ultimately conquers morbid obesity
It takes a team of dietitians, psychologists and bariatric surgeons to combat morbid obesity in the most effective way, says double board-certified surgeon Monali Misra, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., of Beverly Hills Physicians. After performing thousands of lap band surgery, gastric sleeve other laparoscopic procedures, Dr. Misra is committed to fighting the epidemic of morbid obesity. In addition to the gamut of primary weight loss procedures performed by Dr. Misra, she is also adept in the highly complex field of revision weight loss surgery, which involves converting one form of bariatric surgery to another.
Patients who do the best with bariatric surgery the first time around are those who are in the correct mindset, and who go to a highly-qualified bariatric surgeon, said Dr. Misra, in a recent interview. Beverly Hills Physicians takes patient care as priority number one, to ensure that patients not only lose sufficient weight, but so they are happy, healthy and well-adjusted to their new life. After all, weight loss surgery isn’t just a simple diet and exercise plan; it’s a lifestyle change, Dr. Misra emphasized. In fact, Dr. Misra credits the entire Beverly Hills Physicians team involved with weight loss surgery patient interaction for achieving the desired results for each individual patient.
“It’s so important to really be a part of that entire journey: the dietitian, the psychologist, and even the nurses, technicians and the person who books the very first appointment,” said Dr. Misra. “It’s the commitment to quality at Beverly Hills Physicians that makes us stand apart, from providing the cutting edge technology and the best equipment for the surgery itself to the commitment to putting patients first.”
Furthermore, Dr. Misra is an advocate of patient education as well as patient care. Being Dr. Misra is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, she is committed to go above and beyond to produce the best patient results. This includes performing surgery through the least invasive means possible and providing thorough aftercare so patients feel comfortable making the changes necessary to lose what might amount to over 100 pounds.
“It takes a lot of support for these patients to lose that amount of weight, and not only from the surgery, because we don’t just operate on these patients and they magically lose weight.” said Dr. Misra. “Actually, there’s a lot of stigma around weight and a lot of ignorance around the topic, where people think ‘oh, if they just worked harder and ate a little less, they’d be fine;’ but it’s complex, and it’s a disease.”
From the state-of-the-art surgical facilities to the compassionate care from a team of experts, the network of medical professionals at Beverly Hills Physicians is ready and willing to assist you in the weight loss journey. Visit the medical group’s website at www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com to learn more, or call today at 800-670-3602 to speak to a friendly representative about setting up a consultation to learn if weight loss surgery is the answer to ending your struggle with excess weight.