Medical Weight Loss
Medical weight loss provides an alternative to weight loss surgery for patients wishing to take a more conservative approach to weight loss or meet the pre-surgical medical weight loss requirements of their insurance carrier.
Using calorie controlled diets, nutrition education and behavior counseling, our medical weight loss programs are tailored to your individual needs and offer long-term success with the support of our entire medical weight loss team.
The Medical Weight Loss Difference
Where past commercial and self-directed diets have failed, medical weight loss programs can help you succeed in your weight loss endeavors. Medical weight loss programs are proven to help those struggling with obesity overcome the barriers that may have prevented past weight loss success. Unlike commercial diets and weight loss gimmicks, medical weight loss programs provide patients with the support, guidance and tools necessary to achieve long-term results safely.
At GI Surgical Specialists, your medical weight loss program may feature FDA approved weight loss medications such as appetite suppressants along with nutritional supplements to ensure you receive all necessary nutrients while losing weight. We even offer combination therapy (medical and procedural weight loss)!
Benefits of Medical weight Loss
By losing as little as five to ten percent of your excess body weight you can significantly improve your health and well-being. Even a modest amount of weight loss reduces your risk for developing common health concerns related to obesity such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, sleep apnea, strokes and some forms of cancer. Additionally, losing weight with the help of medical weight loss has the potential to improve your mental health by offering improved self-esteem and reduced risk of anxiety and depression.