Dr. Yadegar takes a very hands-on approach. “I take my time with my patients and look at each person holistically. I’m involved in the entire process and believe in comprehensive, individualized care,” he adds. “I want people to know that weight loss surgery is part of a whole lifestyle change. Education, compliance and follow-up are critical keys to success. The Program emphasizes extensive pre-operative education and preparation. Long-term success is dependent upon the patient being mentally prepared for surgery and clearly understanding the lifestyle changes like healthy eating habits, exercise, and supplements that are required for long-lasting weight control,” stresses Dr. Yadegar. “It is important, also, that the procedure matches the patient medically,” emphasizes Dr. Yadegar.