Medical Weight Loss Program
The Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Saint Joseph East also offers a Medically Supervised
Weight Loss Program
patients that are not candidates for weight loss surgery. This may include
patients that have less than 100 pounds to loose, patients that would like
additional attempts at diet for weight loss prior to considering surgery and
patients that would like to lower their weight prior to surgery.
All patients are seen for medical evaluation by our internal medicine
physicians and co-morbidities of their excess body weight are identified.
Screening laboratory work is ordered for baseline health assessment.
Each patient will undergo body composition analysis and determination of
resting metabolic rate. This allows us to exactly determine your caloric needs.
Our Registered Dietician will provide one on one dietary assessment and
counseling. Food preferences are discussed. A custom weight loss program and
diet is recommended using both food supplements and menu planning.
Each patient is followed at intervals individually tailored to the patient's
needs and rate of weight loss. Periodic re-evaluation of body composition and
metabolic rate allow us to maximize the efficiency of weight loss.
Patients also may have access to
our Exercise Physiologist at our very private in-office gym for exercise
recommendations, and are also invited to participate in our exercise program.
Updated progress of a patient's success may be sent to primary care
physicians on request.
Please contact our Center for Weight Loss Surgery Registered
Dietician, Amanda, to schedule an appointment for evaluation.