Welcome to Lutheran Weight Loss Center

 Katy Irani, MD Medical Director, Lutheran Weight Loss Center

Katy Irani, MD
Medical Director, Lutheran Weight Loss Center

Welcome to the new Lutheran Weight Loss Center.  I’m very excited to be part of developing this program and to offer both surgical and non-surgical treatment options.  

If you or a loved one is looking to make a change and get back to life, we will help you get there.  Like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, obesity has a strong genetic component and is often characterized by an overactive appetite center in the brain-which results in excessive fat stores in the body. It is not a disorder of willpower, as is sometimes implied, but it is in fact a chronic disease recognized by the AMA.

Obesity is dangerous because it is associated with a variety of medical conditions that can lead to disability and death. There is a 15 year reduction in life-expectancy with morbid obesity.

Health problem(s) related to morbid obesity:

  • *Hypertension
  • *Diabetes
  • *Cholesterol and triglyceride abnormalities
  • Fatty liver disease---can lead to cirrhosis of the liver
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Arthritis
  • Heartburn
  • Infertility and pregnancy risk
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Cancer risk is possibly increased (uterus, colon, breast, and prostate)

*These have increased risk of stroke and heart attack

At Lutheran weight loss center we have an all encompassing program that includes a dietician, a counselor, weight loss classes, support groups, medical and surgical options.

All of us have the commitment to your long-term success in achieving weight-loss goals.