OBESITY SURGERY in Washington DC and Metropolitan area

  • Welcome to the Center for Obesity
    We are the largest comprehensive center for bariatric surgery
    in the District of Columbia. We offer a comprehensive program, designed
    to help our patients lose significant weight, keep it off
    and improve their health and well-being.
  • Surgery is the only proven effective therapy for servere obesity
  • Is the Surgery for you?
    Every day, more and more Americans
    are diagnosed as suffering from severe
    (or morbid) obesity.
    Those included in this group are
    100 pounds or more over their
    ideal body weight and face
    increased health risks including
    a higher likelihood of heart disease,
    hypertension, diabetes,
    as well as certain cancers.

OBESITY SURGERY CENTER Serving Washington DC and Metropolitan area

Welcome to the Center for Obesity Surgery, the largest comprehensive center for bariatric surgery in the District of Columbia.

Obesity is one of the major health problems confronting the United States. It is estimated that approximately 50% of the population is overweight and over ten million Americans are more than 100 pounds over their ideal weight.

If you are like most Americans you struggle each and every day with your weight. But for some, it is more than just simply being a few pounds over where you'd like to be on the scale. For some, it can be a matter of life and death. Every day, more and more Americans are diagnosed as suffering from severe (or morbid) obesity. Those included in this group are 100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight and face increased health risks including a higher likelihood of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, as well as certain cancers. Excess weight can also cause sleep apnea, as well as arthritis and back pain. These weight related health problems called co-morbidities can also lead to an increased incidence of premature death. Over 300,000 Americans die of obesity related illnesses each year. Obesity also extracts a high toll in human suffering. Low self-esteem and clinical depression are often tied to an individual's relationship with their weight and their quality of life.

Most obese individuals have struggled unsuccessfully with their weight for many years. The numerous diets, commercial weight loss centers offering treatments such as hypnosis, pituitary hormones, appetite suppressant drugs, and behavioral therapy attest to the great difficulty many overweight people have in losing weight and keeping it off. Some of these weight loss strategies may be successful in people with mild obesity, but nearly all fail in individuals 100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight.

AT PRESENT, OBESITY SURGERY IS THE ONLY PROVEN EFFECTIVE THERAPY FOR SEVERE OBESITY.

What we do?

At the Center of Obesity Surgery we offer a comprehensive program, designed to help our patients lose significant weight, keep it off, and improve their health and well-being.

Why Dr. Afram?

Dr Afram performed over 6000 operations for obesity. This comprehensive program, coupled with our extensive 27 years of experience results in a high success rate (over 95%) and a very low complication rate. This makes our approach to surgery for obesity very safe and effective.

Where are we located?

We serve patients in Washington DC and Disctrict of Columbia metropolitan ares

Our Program Includes

1

Extensive pre-operative evaluation and preparation

2

Psychological evaluation with qualified psychologists

3

Surgical Procedure best suited to patient's needs

4

Pre and post-op behavior modification program run by our psychologist, dietician in weekly support groups

5

Personal trainer Diet counseling with our registered dietician

6

Life long follow up

  • Georgia
    Before: 402 lbs
    After: 214 lbs

    At age 33, weighing in at 428 pounds, I had given up on life. I had reached the point where I was finally tired of being tired, and I wanted to be part of life not just watch it pass me by. After meetin Dr. Afram and his team, I realized that I didn't have to sit on the sidelines any longer, so I took control of my life and my weight. Dr. Afram not only preformed my surgery, because of all the support that he and his team give, they have been a vital part of my transition to the person I am today. Read More

  • Pam
    Before: 304 lbs
    After: 158 lbs

    I have battled my weight since High School. I had a few victories, but eventually lost the war. No one, not even my husband knew how much I weighed. At surgery time, I was at my highest weight of 304 pounds. I was so embarrassed of myself, depressed and felt like hiding. My knees hurt, I had heel spurs, felt tired all the time and had just been diagnosed with diabetes. Read More

  • Shawtana
    Lost: 235 lbs
    s

    shatawna cutchember Total weight loss of 235 lbs in 36 months Shatawna M Cutchember DOB: 6-20-1985 DOS: 04-26-2011 4 years ago I was walking up to an event and was breathless, tired, and sweaty when I reached my destination. It was then that I made the decision that something had to change. After researching several options, I came in to meet with Dr. Afram . From the moment I walked in I knew I was making the right decision. 1 year later, April 26 2011, I had what I call my ”lifechange”, gastric bypass surgery. To date I have lost 235 lbs and I have gained years on my life. Read More

Testimonials

You don't need to remain morbidly obese: you have an option. You don't have to avoid exercise because your knees are too painful to walk. You don't have to avoid running and playing with your children because your size prohibits it. You don't need to avoid roller coasters and airplane seats for fear you won't fit. You don't have to live with diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and all the other co-morbidities associated with morbid obesity. You can take your life back again!