Project Description

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Weight Management

 Integrated services and treatments to help you create a healthier life.

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Integrated Services for Medically Supervised Weight Management & Nutrition Counseling

Welcome to our Weight Management and Nutrition clinic. We offer a comprehensive, scientifically validated program for individuals who want to lose a little or a lot of weight. We offer help to individuals with complex medical problems and ensure medical safety. Our goal is long-term, sustained weight control and reduction in risk factors for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Our services also cater to a number of other patient groups – women with infertility, individuals with sleep apnea, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis and injured and diseased joints. Losing significant weight can be very beneficial in these individuals reducing symptoms and dependence on medications. We provide short term programs to help patients lose weight prior to scheduled surgery – lowering operative risk and shortening recovery time.

Why Obesity is so Harmful Physically and Mentally

Obesity is a condition that is not just cosmetic, but can have serious medical and economic consequences. The medical problems associated with obesity are numerous and includes heart disease, cancer risk, diabetes and many others. Economically, the costs associated with obesity are enormous due to increased requirements for medications, hospitalizations, disability, and absence from work. Perhaps most importantly, obesity causes a significant loss in quality of life, energy to do things, enjoyment of family, friends, and normal activities. Psychologically, being overweight can be very damaging and leads to increased depression, low self-esteem, and isolation.

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The Goal of our Weight Management Clinic

The goal of our center is to provide a safe place to get life back in order and develop a workable plan that lasts. We are not interested in individuals losing weight for a year or two. We want lifelong weight control. Our programs are intense in the initial phases, we want to get that weight off and lower some of your risk factors. Along the way, we will eliminate a few of your medications. After significant weight is lost, we move to a transition phase and finally a long-term maintenance plan.

I will also point out that we are not surgeons. We have no desire to see our patients undergo gastric bypass or any other irreversible surgeries to lose weight. However, we do have tools at our disposal in to help patients “get over the hump” until they have their diet and lifestyle plans solidly ingrained as habits. Depending on the individual, we might prescribe weight loss medications to suppress appetite and offer non-surgical procedures such as Orbera® gastric balloons. These tools can be very effective in curbing appetite until new habits have formed. The long-term game for sustained weight control will always be diet, lifestyle, good habits, healthy relationships, developing troubleshooting skills and managing stress. We don’t want dependence on any medication, and we want to avoid irreversible weight loss surgeries.

Nutritional Coaching

Individuals needing to lose just a little weight may not need a group class. A one on one program can be very effective for losing weight to improve appearance and physical performance. These patients may need to lose just 10 -20lbs. Programs are tailored to each patient and can fit any weight loss needs.

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Gastric Balloon

An alternative to gastric bypass might be the temporary placement of a stomach balloon to curb appetite and mimic the effects of gastric bypass. We use only FDA approved procedures including Obalon and Orbera Balloon systems. Longterm, everyone will need training in diet, lifestyle and forming new, daily habits. 

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OPTIFAST® Program

The OPTIFAST® program, is a medically-supervised weight-management program that closely monitors progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program utilizes a meal replacement formula by OPTIFAST® along with monitoring and support by a team of nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle coaches.

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Are you ready to improve your health?

Schedule your weight management consultation and let us help you enjoy wellness and vitality.

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