Category: Dr. Younan Nowzaradan

My 600-Lb Life: Why have gastric bypass surgery after losing a lot of weight on your own?

I'm a huge fan (and proponent) of TLC's reality series My 600-Lb Life, but there has always been one thing that bugged me about it. Dr. Nowzaradan always asks the potential gastric bypass surgery patients on the show to demonstrate that they are able to lose weigh ton their own before he will allow them to undergo the procedure. What I don't understand is when patients are able to lose a substantial amount of weight through diet and exercise at this stage, why is the option of not having surgery ever discussed?

Meet My 600-Lb Life’s Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, gastric bypass surgeon extraordinaire

If you’ve ever watched TLC’s popular docu-series My 600-Lb Life then you’ve been introduced to Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, the gastric bypass surgeon from Houston Obesity Surgery who performs all of the procedures on the show. If you’re a frequent viewer like us, then you’re probably curious to know more about “Dr. Now,” as he is affectionately referred to by friends and coworkers. So, we did a little research and put together a bit of a profile with all sorts of information, including how you can get in contact with Dr. Now if you, or someone you know, is interested in being on the show.