Weight Loss Specialist

Garth Davis, M.D.

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Houston, TX

When it comes to weight loss, eating less and moving more may not be enough. Garth Davis M.D. in Houston, Texas, specializes in weight loss, obesity, nutrition, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Davis understands the struggles you face when it comes to your weight. For evidence-based weight loss from a compassionate physician, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

 Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss hard? 

Many people who struggle to lose weight may blame themselves, thinking they lack the discipline to stick to the “program.” But weight loss is hard because no single diet, supplement, or method works for all. 

There are many factors that influence your weight and ability to lose weight, including: 

  • Genetics 
  • Family history 
  • Age 
  • Medical history 
  • Culture 
  • Diet and exercise habits 
  • Medications 
  • Sleep habits 

Traditional weight loss programs encourage you to eat less and move more to lose weight. Though this is a vital part of any weight loss plan, it may not be enough to help you reach your weight goals. 

Dr. Davis has been helping people reach their goal weight since 2001, and he can help you too. He is board-certified in obesity medicine and is an invited keynote lecturer on nutrition and weight loss and specializes in plant-based diets. 

What are my weight loss options? 

Dr. Davis is board-certified in bariatric surgery and obesity medicine. He offers both medical and surgical options for weight loss. 

Medical weight loss 

Medical weight loss is a physician-supervised weight loss plan. With medical weight loss, Dr. Davis conducts a comprehensive medical assessment to fully understand the root cause of your weight struggles. 

He then designs a plan that focuses on nutrition and physical activity to help you reach your weight goals. He may also prescribe weight loss medication to help with hunger control. 

Dr. Davis’s nutrition plans for weight loss are often, but not exclusively, plant-based. He also utilizes the latest medications such as phentermine, Contrave®, Qsymia, Wegovy, Ozempic®, and Saxenda®.

Surgical weight loss 

Surgical weight loss includes various procedures that change the size of your stomach so you get full faster and eat less. Some procedures decrease calorie absorption, while others decrease the release of hunger hormones. 

Dr. Davis is a skilled bariatric surgeon and performs gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures, as well as Lap-Band® revision surgery. When performing weight loss surgery, he uses minimally invasive techniques to reduce the size of your incisions and minimize your recovery time. 

You may need to follow Dr. Davis’s medical weight loss plan to lose weight before undergoing weight loss surgery. 

What are the benefits of weight loss? 

There are many benefits of weight loss. No matter the method, dropping excess pounds is good for your body and: 

  • Lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar numbers 
  • Reduces your risk of developing diabetes or heart disease 
  • Improves your management of chronic health conditions like diabetes or heart disease ● Eases joint pain 
  • Boosts your energy and mood 
  • Helps you sleep better 

Weight loss benefits your physical, emotional, and social well-being. 

Get started on your weight loss journey by calling the office of Garth Davis M.D. or scheduling an appointment online today.