Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight-Loss Program

No matter how much weight you want to lose, our Medical Weight-Loss Program has a diet weight-loss plan that fits your needs.

All of our diet weight-loss plans:

  • Can be customized just for you.
  • Are supervised by a bariatrician.
  • Include group education classes and individual counseling with a dietitian.

Depending on how much weight you want to lose and how fast you want to lose the weight, your weight-loss plan may be the Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) or the Low Calorie Diet (LCD).

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Very Low Calorie Diet

There are many benefits of weight-loss surgery, including:

  • Improved or resolved diabetes, high cholesterol and sleep apnea
  • Improved fertility
  • Decrease in back and joint pain
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved mobility
  • Fewer medication requirements

Low Calorie Diet

Although open surgery is an option at the Weight Management Center, we typically perform laparoscopic weight-loss surgeries because they often result in:

  • Better wound healing
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shorter recovery times

Though weight-loss surgery has many benefits and is a lifesaving procedure for some patients, there are risks. Risks include gastrointestinal leak, bleeding, pneumonia, blood clots, vomiting, wound infection, bowel obstruction and death.

New Direction

You’ll have the option to use a meal replacement product as part of your diet weight-loss plan or eat three meals a day under the guidance of a dietitian.

We offer the New Direction meal replacement product line. Although you’re not required to use these products, they are preferred. They are nutritionally balanced with the appropriate vitamins and nutrients required for healthy weight loss.

Am I a Candidate?

There are many reasons to consider starting a medical weight-loss program. Whether you want to join your children in more athletic activities or just keep up with your grandkids, losing weight can help make that possible. If medical issues are affecting your day-to-day life, successful weight loss could help bring about positive changes to your health and daily routine. Maybe you just want to feel like “you” again.

Whatever your reasons are for losing weight, the bariatric team at St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center can help you be the best you possible. We’re on your side.

In general, you may be a good candidate for medical weight loss if you have:

  • BMI that’s less than 30.
  • More than 10 pounds to lose.
  • 40 pounds or less to lose if you’re female.
  • 50 pounds or less to lose if you’re male.

Our bariatric team will work with you to determine how medical weight loss can help you reach your goal weight and start you on the path to a healthier, happier life.

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