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 pills, physician grade meal replacement plans, nutrition counseling, and more.
Meet Andrew Khalil, DO
Education and Training
Dr. Andrew Khalil earned his medical degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2013. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago in 2014 and 2016.
In medicine, board certification is a distinction that shows the doctor has undergone training and study that exceeds the minimal standards and competency requirements set for any specialty. To become board certified, doctors must graduate from and complete a rigorous residency study and training program from accredited institutions. In addition, applicants must pass written and oral examinations to show that they are fully competent in their field. Finally, doctors must maintain their certification with ongoing continuing training each year, and by undergoing periodic assessments as required by the board.
Dr. Khalil's Commitment to Patients
Dr. Khalil is passionate about helping patients lose weight with medical weight management strategies that meet their unique needs and lifestyles. For so many patients, the most difficult part of losing weight is learning healthy eating habits and maintaining a positive outlook that lasts for a lifetime. Dr. Khalil is an enthusiastic doctor that has a heart for medicine that is as big as his home state of Texas. He practices what he teaches and he can often find him in the gym working out. He offers a range of effective non-surgical options that can be tailored to the patient so they can achieve long-lasting success.
A Little More About Dr. Andrew Khalil
Read Our 5-Star Google Reviews
Dr. Andrew Khalil has been the best physician I have ever interacted with! He answered all my questions professionally and took the time to listen to me and explain my best options! The office is beautiful! And the staff was super sweet! The staff will make or break a doctor and I felt the whole team just made you feel welcomed. Thank you and I will definitely refer your place to all my Friends and family!!!
Extremely knowledgeable physician, has helped two close friends and family with their weight and will continue to recommend highly. I even overheard him saying to keep his office open so he can skip his lunch break to take an appointment which was requested. Dr. Khalil is a great physician and an even better person.
Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today
Contact Our Practice
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, Dr. Khalil 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 Pills
Today, there are a number of FDA-approved weight loss pills 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 pills 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. Dr. Khalil at Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano can guide you in choosing a trusted option. 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.
Dr. Khalil 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 Dr. Khalil 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. Dr. Khalil 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 Google Review
"Dr. Khalil 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." Fady Ghaly