Hawasli & Associates

For Appointments586-774-8811

For Appointments586-774-8811

Bariatric Program586-771-7220

Bariatric Program586-771-7220

  • Abdelkader Hawasli, MD.

    Dr. Hawasli is board certified in general surgery since 1986. He is the director of Laparoscopic Surgery and the Minimally Invasive Surgery...

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    Abdelkader Hawasli, MD.
  • Ahmed Meguid, MD

    Dr. Meguid is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He has done advanced training in Laparoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive surgery...

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    Ahmed Meguid, MD


Weight Loss Surgery

What is Obesity?
Obesity is a chronic disease

  • Manifesting itself as excess body fat
  • Excess fat often results in health problems

What Cause Obesity?
Being obese is the result of a combination of influences:

  • The genes you inherited from your parents
  • How well your body turns food into energy
  • Your eating and exercise habits
  • Your surroundings
  • Psychological factors

How is obesity Measured?
Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the methods to gauge obesity

  • It is calculated by dividing the weight in kg by the height in square meters
  • Or multiplying the weight in lbs by -03 and dividing it by the height in square inches
  • Ideal weight: BMI 21.5 kg m2
  • Normal weight: BMI 18.24.9 kg m2
  • Over weight: BMI 25-29.9 kg m2
  • Obesity: BMI 30-34.9 kg m2
  • Severe Obesity: BMI 35-39.9 kg m2
  • Morbid Obesity: BMI 40-49.9 kg m2
  • Super Morbid Obesity: BMI 50-59.9 kg m2
  • Super Super Morbid Obesity: BMI> 60 kg m2

The Obesity Epidemic:
A Rapidly Expanding Problem

  • One in five people in the United States is obese
  • Three out of five Americans are either overweight or obese
  • In the past 20 years, obesity among adults has doubled
  • 61% of Michigan adults are overweight or obese
  • 24% of Michigan high-school students are overweight as risk of becoming overweight
  • 75% of obese children become morbidly obese adults
  • The cost to the US is about $100 billion annually in direct health care expenses and lost productivity