Northwest Houston Surgical Association

Health Risks of Obesity

obesity risks Cypress and Houston TXMany people don’t know or realize that obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death. Those who are more than 40% over a healthy body weight for their height are twice as likely to die prematurely due to obesity-related conditions. Further, obesity is directly related to heart disease. Luckily, those with conditions caused by or related to obesity, such as diabetes, have treatment options. Houston and Cypress women and men are turning toward weight loss surgery and other weight loss options to help them lose weight and keep it off for good with the help of the team at Northwest Houston Surgical Association.

When you meet with any of the NHSA surgeons for a consultation, they will carefully consider what will help you attain the best possible outcome for you and your lifestyle. They will educate you until they are convinced that you understand the risks and benefits of any type of surgery or weight loss option. Houston and Cypress women and men can request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 to get more information about how NHSA can help patients lose weight and keep it off for good.

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    Meet Our Doctors

    Dr. Fadner

    Dr. Fadner is fellowship trained in Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and offers a wide range of general surgery operations to his patients.

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    Meet Our Doctors

    Dr. Leiva

    A certified General Surgeon at the forefront of single incision and robotic general surgery. Dr. Leiva also has a special interest in primary and revision, advanced laparoscopic.

  • Dr. Amir
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    Dr. Amr

    As a highly skilled and fellowship trained weight loss surgeon, Dr. Amr is skilled in laparoscopic foregut surgery and bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

  • Dr. Ayyar
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    Dr. Ayyar

    Dr. Ayyar has pioneered minimally invasive surgery in the West and Northwest Houston area. His expertise in minimally invasive and endocrine surgery allow him to perform parathyroid operations.


Obesity increases cholesterol, triples the risk of hypertension and is recognized by the American Heart Association as a major risk factor for a heart attack. The effects of obesity on many diseases often begin in childhood, so it is important to teach good habits early on.

Women living with morbid obesity have 50 to 100% higher mortality rates than women who maintain a healthy weight, including a 62% higher cancer mortality rate. Men living with morbid obesity have 50 to 100% higher mortality rates than men who maintain a healthy weight, including a 52% higher cancer mortality rate.


The following conditions are commonly related to obesity and include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Some cancers, such as endometrial, breast & colon
  • Liver disease
  • Venous disease
  • Acid reflux
  • Menstrual irregularities and infertility

If you’re ready to improve your life, request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information.

Obalon Balloon System Surgery

The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less.

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Gastric Band

As one of the more popular procedures, LAP-BAND® surgery gives patients the ability to control their weight by allowing them to feel fuller, sooner.

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Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is successful at helping patients achieve and maintain a healthier weight by using sectioning and malabsorptive techniques.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves removing about 85% of the stomach and reshaping the remaining portion into a tube or sleeve.

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Duodenal Switch

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is a popular procedure for small stomachs combining a lower form of restriction and a high level of malabsorption.

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