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It's no secret that America faces an obesity epidemic.
But that doesn't mean we have to accept an unhealthy life plagued by excess weight.
Khalili Center empowers individuals to transform their lives with a comprehensive and personalized approach to weight loss surgery. Rather than offer the quick fix that begins and ends with surgery, the one-of-a-kind medical center accompanies its patients every step of the way along their weight loss journey. From minimally-invasive Gastric Bypass, LapBand or Gastric Sleeve surgeries to consultations with nutritional therapists, therapist-led support groups and even monthly walks in the park with physicians, Khalili Center offers a truly multi-disciplinary approach to discovering the new you.
Led by Dr. Theodore Khalili, Dr. Eraj Basseri and Dr. G. Kai Nishi (recently recognized as the Top Bariatrician in the Nation by HealthTap), Khalili surgeons have successfully performed over 5,000 weight loss surgery procedures to date.
In addition to having the top medical minds in the weight loss field and a comprehensive support staff all under one roof, Khalili Center also utilizes today's most state-of-the-art equipment, allowing their surgeons to perform minimally-invasive surgeries. Thanks to the da Vinci System -- a sophisticated robotic surgical platform that provides surgeons enhanced dexterity and greater precision -- the Khalili team are able to offer shorter, more comfortable surgeries that require less recovery time and result in less scarring.
While Khalili surgeons are committed to getting their patients back on track through their comprehensive weight loss program, they understand that the best way to combat obesity is through early detection and education. A recent study by the New England Journal of Medicine found that “overweight five year olds were four times as likely as normal-weight children to become obese.” That is why Dr. Khalili established the Khalili Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles through education and action, and proactively addresses the childhood obesity epidemic through early intervention. Khalili Center physicians and dietitians go into local elementary schools to make presentations and to engage students in discussions about healthy lifestyles.
“The kids are so responsive and ask a lot of great questions,” says Dr. Khalili, “they seem genuinely interested in being healthy.”