Northwest Houston Surgical Association

What Causes Obesity?

Obesity treatment for Cypress and Houston Texas

In today’s fast-paced society, we consume an excessive amount of calories and exercise less than ever before. Our food portions are larger and are generally less nutrient-dense than generations before, due to the popularity of fast food. Given the prevalence of computers, television, and other technologies that have taken the place of physical activity, we are not expending these excess calories. While there are many causes of obesity, Houston and Cypress women and men can rest assured that there are many options to treat obesity.

When you meet with any of the Northwest Houston Surgical Association 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 plan.

Request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information about how you can take the steps toward improving your life.

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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 is not just the result of overeating. While there are many causes of this disease, the primary three are:

  • Behavior
  • Environment
  • Genetics

Given the culture of our society, we have adopted a sedentary lifestyle. Examples of this include driving cars instead of walking and eating convenience foods instead of preparing meals full of nutritional value.

Science has shown that genes can cause certain disorders that lead to obesity. However, not all people who are predisposed to obesity become obese. Research is underway to determine which genes contribute most to obesity.


The goal of NHSA is to provide excellent and efficient care to our patients. We take pride in keeping abreast of the most beneficial surgical techniques, staying on the cutting edge of surgical care. We strive to make life simple for all of our patients. Our surgeons do more than just perform weight loss procedures; they are trained in various disciplines to provide you with the most comprehensive care possible. We try to eliminate any extra steps so that you can get the kind of care you need, all in one place.

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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