South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute Holds Open House
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute hosted an open house and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, January 25.
The South Texas Diabetic and Metabolic Institute, which is a South Texas Health System outpatient facility led by Medical Director Monzer Yazji, MD, is a multi-disciplinary clinic focusing on metabolic disorders such as a metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that can exist together, such as excess body fat around the waist, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and elevated cholesterol levels.
The Institute’s team includes Dr. Yazji, who is board certified in internal medicine and obesity, as well as an endocrinologist, cardiologists, sleep medicine specialists, a general surgeon, gastroenterologist, bariatric surgeon, dieticians, psychologists, holistic nutritionists and other clinicians. Together, the team individualizes plans to help patients succeed with their diabetes prevention, management or weight loss goals.
Dr. Yazji says most treatment plans for obesity focus on only diet and exercise. By following that pattern, weight loss may occur, but it will be hard to maintain. “Obesity involves many more aspects, such as the person’s genetics, their environment, their childhood, and behaviors. That’s why we have a team of specialists to support the patient in changing their life.”