Non-Surgical Weight Loss
We offer a non-surgical weight loss option for patients who have a smaller weight loss goal in mind or those that are not appropriate candidates for Weight Loss surgery. Our non-surgical program is offered as two components that may be done separately but are most often done in combination.
How the Program Works:
Our program consists of two components:
- A weight loss/life coach develops a personalized plan for nutrition/meals and exercise advice. Weekly check ins and measurements are done and there is the option for prepared foods and nutrition supplements which can be dispensed during weekly visits.
- A doctor aids in medical management of your weight loss. Initial blood work is done to check your levels on key factors like liver enzymes, cholesterol and thyroid. Based on the blood results and your history you will then be prescribed appropriate medications to aid in your weight loss. Weekly injections of vitamins and lipotropic co-enzymes and amino acids will be given by medical staff to increase metabolism, stamina and to burn fat.
Weight Loss Balloon - A Non-Surgical Bariatric Alternative
In addition to our personalized program, another option for those that need to lose weight but don't want to go under the knife is the Orbera Weight Loss Balloon. While the procedure does involve placing a small balloon device in the patient's stomach, it is inserted endoscopically through the mouth, so the procedure can be accomplished without a single incision. In a clinical trial of the weight loss balloon, patients lost an average of 21.8 pounds over a 6 month period. While this amount of weight loss may not be sufficient for those who are morbidly obese and need to lose weight rapidly for their health, it is often a perfect option for those in the 30-40 BMI range who want to lose a smaller amount of weight with a reliable method.