You may be ready to begin your weight loss journey, but aren't yet ready to make a surgical step. Or, you may need a medically supervised weight loss program as part of the bariatric surgical counseling process. If so, we are happy to direct you to our non-surgical weight loss specialist or work to identify a plan that most impacts your overall health.
Our team supports you through all of our programs with continued education and counseling before and after any procedures or weight loss plan. Our goal is to help you lose weight and bring more enjoyment to your new life. But we cannot do this alone. Achieving success with the surgical or non-surgical weight loss program requires commitment, following a diet plan, exercising and following up with our physician and support staff on a regular basis. Our team will help you along the way in achieving your goals and making the lifestyle changes that can help guide you on your new journey.
Medical weight loss is a plan designed and supervised by healthcare professionals, emphasizing diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. It also may include weight loss prescription medications.
Patients will have an initial assessment including history and physical exam, laboratory work-up, and a body composition evaluation. The body composition evaluation breaks down the body into percentage of fat, protein, minerals, bone, body water and muscle.
Patients will be provided with nutrition support and education. Our team will be available as needed to monitor progress, adjust the weight loss plan and celebrate incremental successes along the way.
Patients will receive an individualized diet plan, fitness goals, and prescription weight loss medications when medically necessary. Diet plans and medications will be adjusted as needed and appropriate.
Body mass index (BMI) of at least 35 or a BMI of 35-45 with one or two comorbidities, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Qualifications for those with a BMI greater than 45 is dependent on insurance.
We will bill insurance for medical weight loss services.
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Many of our services are determined based on your individual BMI.