Trying to lose weight on your own can be very challenging and frustrating. Many people struggling with diet, exercise, and excess weight and want to find an effective solution. There are a number of ways that you can shed those extra pounds, and weight gained from the pandemic, so you can enjoy improved health and confidence with the help of a board certified doctor who specializes in weight loss.
At Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX, we offer a number of surgical and non-surgical weight loss solutions, including FDA approved weight loss medications, nutrition counseling, and more.
Mickey Patel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C NURSE PRACTITIONER
Mickey understands the struggle of trying to lose weight, especially for those with a slow metabolism. He offers extensive follow-up and patient care with his nonsurgical methods so you don't have to be alone while trying to lose weight. He will work with you to create a customized plan that can overcome the weight loss "tug-of-war" through a FDA approved weight loss medications. He's passionate about prolonging his patients' health and life spans using medical weight management without relying on chronic medications.
You will find Mickey in the clinic, partnering with patients along their weight loss surgery journeys and supporting them every step of the way. He can also be found in the operating room assisting both Dr. Cribbins and Dr. Chen during surgery.
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I did a lot and a lot of research! I came across Texas Center for Bariatrics. I had 2 different offices to give a call for a consult. I went with my heart and choose them! It is a BIG decision to actually come in for a consult. From the receptionists to my surgeon Dr. Chen everyone is so heartwarming and professional. I am now 2 weeks post op. And feel GREAT. I am very thankful for everything they have done and will continue to do for me. Plus they have Marty! Which is sooo adorable my son loves him!View on Google
Loved it Front desk very helpful and nice the moment I walked in I felt comfortable. Marty is so cute The MA, Mickey Patel, was very nice as well Dr.Chen friendly and answered all my questions he made me feel comfortable.View on Google
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Find out how our non-surgical methods to lose weight can help you achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle by contacting the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX today.
For the right patient, Mickey Patel, NP can recommend medical weight loss strategies to help lose weight and keep off those extra pounds.
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Non-Surgical Weight Loss Services
FDA-Approved Weight Loss Medications
Today, there are a number of FDA-approved weight loss pills and injectables on the market. However, after years of unsuccessful weight loss programs involving diet, exercise, and weight loss pills, many patients have become wary of subscribing to these systems for several reasons.
For one, weight loss medication in the past may have been ineffective or resulted in health problems. However, FDA-approved medications to lose weight have been shown to be effective and safe in clinical trials.
Some patients are worried about unpleasant side effects or interactions with other medications that may affect their health. To address these concerns, we take the patient's medical history and medication use into account. We may adjust a patient's medication schedule to improve the safety and effectiveness of this weight loss approach.
Finally, some patients are worried about the cost of these medications. Their concern is that the medications won't be covered by insurance or that their specific case won't qualify them for coverage. The truth is that some medications are covered by insurance and some aren't. We work with your insurance provider to obtain as much coverage as possible. We can also assist patients in finding the best possible price with the use of available coupons.
Physician-Grade Meal Replacement Plans
Texas Center physician-grade meal replacement protocols are medically developed, scientifically validated, and nutritionally balanced ketogenic foods from the makers of Ideal Protein. These high protein meal replacements come in many delicious forms, including: shakes, bars, soups, entrees, and snacks.
Whether the shakes come pre-prepared or in powder form, so you can make the shakes on your own, they can be consumed once or twice a day instead of a meal. For the right patient, these meal replacements can make it easier to cut calories and lose excess weight because the set plan is easy to follow, There are many options to choose from on this program.
Mickey Patel, NP and our team in Plano will educate patients about healthy food choices and how to maintain a good diet. Texas Center patients learn healthy eating habits for the long-term, shifting their thinking from being on a diet and counting calories to simply enjoying new foods and meals that are still satisfying.
We offer suggestions about food alternatives and supplements so you can achieve healthier eating habits while also maintaining your minimum daily calorie count. For example, we will recommend low-carb replacements for popular foods like pasta, potatoes, rice, and bread. The Texas Center team can provide prepared meal plans, and can review the snacks and foods you typically consume, and come up with alternative options so you can lose weight without feeling like you are on a diet or constantly counting calories.
Physical Activity Recommendations
One of the best ways to lose weight is to exercise regularly. The key is to understand how much exercise you need to achieve the results you want. It is also advantageous to find the type of exercise that is most enjoyable to you so you can stick to it on a regular basis. During your meeting with Mickey Patel, NP at our Plano, TX, practice, we will provide you with some physical activity recommendations to follow to help you lose weight. When combined with eating healthy, exercise can result in substantial weight loss.
We also understand that many patients experience significant barriers that inhibit their ability to work out. Arthritis, fear of going to the gym, and other issues can make working out difficult. We provide at-home workouts and recommend starting out with light walks to get your physical activity level up.
Behavioral Modifications and Mindset Retraining
It is extremely common for people to eat when they are sad, anxious, or happy. Mickey Patel, MD shares healthier eating habits and how to shift current eating patterns into regular intervals and moderate amounts. By modifying behavior, developing other interests, and changing relationships with food, it is possible to lose weight without adopting an extreme diet or dramatically cutting the number of calories consumed.
Candidates for Non-Surgical Weight Loss
If you have a BMI under 30 and have less than 50 pounds to lose non-surgical weight management is a great option to help you lose weight with proper diet, exercise, and more. Talk to Dr. Khalil at our Plano, TX, practice to find out how he can help.
Another 5-Star Review
"Mickey Patel was kind, nonjudgemental and I felt very comfortable talking with him. He offered personalized advice and plan and I’m excited to start this journey with him." Jacob Campbell