Your health and quality of life are of the utmost importance to us. As we make a commitment to helping you reshape your health, we ask that you also make a commitment to follow our recommendations before and after surgery. For instance, effective weight loss surgery requires a willingness to pursue long-term lifestyle changes and possible counseling. If you have general surgical needs for another medical condition, we will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

At Bagshahi Bariatric and General Surgery, we are dedicated to partnering with you to form a trusted relationship — with your health in mind. Our goal is to deliver leading-edge technologies and advanced treatment options to help you get back to living.

Please contact our staff with any questions or concerns you may have. We can provide you with trusted resources to help you when researching health information and to find out more about bariatric, laparoscopic and general surgical procedures.


Walking is the best exercise for people who need to lose 50 or more pounds.  A study done in 2015 showed that people who regularly walked at a fast pace were more likely to weigh less than those who ran, swam or cycled at moderate pace.

Never walked before? Here are 5 easy steps to get started.

  1. Get good walking shoes. Many sporting goods and specialty running stores will help you choose the right shoe through a gait analysis.
  2. Start slowly walking 10 minutes a day, adding 5 minutes a week until you have worked up to 30- 60 minutes a day. Make sure you stay hydrated during your walk.
  3. Keep a good pace, you should be able to talk but not easily carry on a conversation. After you have been walking for a few weeks add some short bursts of a faster pace to increase your calorie burn. Be careful not to push too hard, ease up or take a day off if you experience persistent joint or muscle pain. Stop exercising immediately if you experience chest pains, dizziness, or difficulty breathing, if these do not resolve after a few minutes of rest call 911 or see your doctor immediately.
  4. Keep a journal so you can see your progress. Note how long and how far you have walked each day. A pedometer is a great way to track your progress, as well as a fitness app for your phone. There are many free apps for your smart phone that will track the course, distance and time of your walk such as MapMyWalk or Fitbit App mobile tracker (No Fitbit required).
  5. Keep it fun. Find a walking buddy or listen to a motivational playlist or cardio mix.

As with all new physical activity, check with your doctor to make sure you are in good enough health to start a workout program.

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