Weight Loss

Ana Maria Kausel, MD

Endocrinology located in Chelsea, New York, NY

Some 160 million Americans are overweight or obese, which increases their risk of a wide range of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Ana Maria Kausel, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist, practicing in Chelsea, New York City, who has a particular interest in metabolic disorders and helping patients with personalized weight loss programs. If you want to lose weight and improve your health, call Dr. Kausel at Ana Maria Kausel MD Endocrinology or schedule a weight loss consultation today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How can a doctor help me lose weight?

While the math of weight loss is straightforward, making the changes necessary to create a sustained calorie deficit is challenging. Additionally, you may have a metabolic disorder or another health condition that interferes with your ability to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

Dr. Kausel offers highly customized weight loss programs to help you set and meet your goals. She screens for health problems that can interfere with your success and supports you at every step of your weight loss journey. She adjusts your program as needed to help you move past plateaus and stay motivated.

What should I expect during a weight loss program?

Your weight loss program begins with a thorough consultation and physical exam. You and Dr. Kausel talk about your lifestyle, health, and previous attempts to lose weight. She runs a variety of tests, including blood work, to check for hormonal imbalances and metabolic disorders that can make weight loss more challenging.

When Dr. Kausel completes her assessment, she works with you to create a customized weight loss plan. Your program may include:

  • Goal setting
  • Monitoring of caloric intake and physical activity
  • Stimulus control
  • Weight loss medication
  • Treatments for underlying health conditions
  • Regular appointments to monitor progress

In addition to helping you change the way you eat and commit to daily exercise, Dr. Kausel also enables you to adjust your attitude for food. For example, she helps you learn to focus on non-food rewards. Her approach allows you to change your life to reduce your risk of relapse. Stop your cycle of weight loss and gain — make an appointment with Dr. Kausel today to safely and effectively lower your weight and improve your overall health.

Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?

Your weight contributes to your overall health and well-being and is a critical factor to your risk of developing a wide range of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. For example, studies show that patients who gained more than 11 pounds after the age of 20 were up to three times more likely to develop heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and gallstones in middle age.

Call Dr. Kausel today or schedule an appointment online to start your weight loss journey.