Wasim H. Raja, MD

Our Services / Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Orange county, Fountain Valley, CA

Being overweight or obese is among the most dangerous health problems facing Americans today, and the rates continue to increase every year. For those living in and around Newport Beach, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Irvine, and Fountain Valley, California, medically supervised weight loss is available from Wasim H. Raja, MD. Booking a visit takes just moments online or over the phone, so make today the day you move one step closer to a healthier weight.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?

This is a simple question, but the answer can be complex. There are many factors that contribute to the growing rates of obesity in America and around the globe. 

Our modern food supply shares some of the blame. With fast food available on virtually every corner and grocery store aisles lined with heavily processed foods with confusing labeling, it’s no surprise that many struggle to make healthy nutrition choices. 

Our modern lifestyles are also a contributing factor. More time spent in front of screens for work, recreation, and social connections leaves little time in the day for getting outside and getting more exercise. 

High levels of stress and sleep disruptions also make it hard to maintain a healthy weight, and these problems often grow worse, and the number on the scale rises. One thing that is certain is that weight gain is a more complex issue than just a matter of calories in and calories out. 

What services are available through medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss offers a completely customizable approach to shedding excess pounds and maintaining a healthy weight. Your program is shaped to meet your specific needs and will shift and change as you move along in your weight loss journey. 

The process begins with a comprehensive physical exam to determine how well your body is currently functioning. This enables Dr. Raja to create a weight loss program that is challenging but not dangerous to your health and wellness. 

Medications can play a role in weight loss and can be especially helpful for those who are severely obese and need to achieve quick results. The primary focus, however, is on making meaningful lifestyle modifications that support long-term weight maintenance. 

Dr. Raja helps you find ways to change your diet to eliminate harmful foods while introducing foods shown to improve health and wellness. He also helps you identify the patterns that led to your current weight and how to alter those behaviors and choices. 

You’ll learn how to become more active without placing too much strain on your body, and how to create new goals as you grow stronger. There have never been more ways to get the exercise you need to stay healthy and happy.  

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

Medically supervised weight loss places your needs at the center of the process. This ensures you can move closer to your goals without risking serious harm. 

Fad diets, questionable weight loss supplements, and extreme exercise programs all can cause more harm than good. Working with a skilled medical professional like Dr. Raja helps you get the guidance you need in a safe manner. 

You’ll also benefit from having support to push you toward your goals and celebrate your achievements. Research shows that accountability boosts weight loss success, and you’ll move through your journey with the backing of a caring and compassionate team of health professionals. 

When you’re ready to get started, call the office or schedule a visit using the online booking page.