Our Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
The Bariatric Experts will help you reach your weight loss goals so you can
live the life you love!
Weight loss surgery is a big step and, for a variety of reasons, many of our patients are not quite ready to make that decision. Perhaps they are 20-30 pounds away from qualifying for bariatric surgery. Others are hesitant to undergo a surgical procedure because they know they can lose the weight themselves if they have proper guidance. That is why The Bariatric Experts is now offering a medically supervised weight loss program. With this program, we can partner with you and guide you every step of the way!
The Bariatric Experts is a team of dedicated, compassionate medical professionals. Dr. Scott Stowers, Dr. Randy Wright, nurse practitioner Ann Soliman, and dietitian Michelle Pollock are eager to create a goal-oriented, medically supervised weight loss program custom-designed for you.
Our Weight Loss Program is an Alternative to Bariatric Surgery
Our doctor-led weight management program combines structured food choices, oral medications and injectable medications to guide our patients in attaining their goals. Even a moderate weight loss offers the benefits of better health and freedom from co-morbidities such as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
The Bariatric Experts has devised this medically managed weight loss plan to be a viable option rather than surgery, and to change the lives of our patients. Our physicians are exceptionally skilled in Bariatric Surgery and have done intensive research while developing their outline for weight loss. The Bariatric Experts plan is safer and more effective than the myriad of fad diets that come and go. Some of our staff members are bariatric patients themselves. They are passionate about helping others change their lives for the better.
Our patients come to us for help because they realize being overweight is detrimental to their physical health. They may already be at risk for weight-related health problems. They recognize, for their well-being, they must choose a medically supervised weight loss program.. Having highly trained doctors, dietitians and nutritionists to guide you along the way is the safest and healthiest way to achieve success.
Not sure if you can afford a medically supervised weight loss program or if your insurance will cover it? We have in-house finance specialists who offer guidance for coverage and payment arrangements.
How does Our Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program Work?
Step one in our Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program is a professional medical assessment of the patient to evaluate their physical health and emotional preparedness. This consultation is essential and is the beginning of establishing a personal relationship with our patients. During this time, we take as much time as necessary to determine all weight loss needs – and to also listen carefully to our patients.
This medical testing includes:
- A thorough medical exam
- Cardiac testing
- Laboratory testing/urine testing
- Additional testing as deemed necessary by our experts.
During the next step, we analyze our findings and consult with the patient about which options are most appropriate for them. Working with the patient, we determine the plan that is most realistic for the patient’s long-term weight loss success. This plan includes a medically guided behavior modification plan which provides for:
- Realistic goal setting
- Multi-phase planning
- Support group access
The next decision is to decide which medical intervention is best for the patient’s individual needs. These options could be any combination of:
- Oral medication
- Injectable medication
- Recommended diet regimens
- Portion control
- Low-calorie options
- Low carb/high protein menu
- Ketogenic diet options
- Intermittent fasting
What About Exercise?
Exercise is essential to the success of any weight loss plan. Still, we know there may be lifestyle or physical restrictions, which can be a genuine challenge for our patients. Our method is to map out a practical activity plan with our patients, a program they can live with, then build up gradually to attain their goals.
Choose The Bariatric Experts for Your Weight Loss Needs
At The Bariatric Experts, we are different, because most of the professionals who work for us have also overcome weight loss problems. They practice what they preach and sustain a healthy lifestyle every day. They have walked this path, so they know how easy it is to gain weight but how difficult it is to lose it, and even how much harder it is to keep it off. They, too, have struggled with their weight, just like you are struggling right now.
But they know you can do this because they have done it themselves, and they are ready and waiting to show you how to can change your life. Our commitment to our patients’ weight-loss success is firm. Every four weeks, we schedule a face-to-face appointment to assess your progress. During that assessment, we discuss your challenges and how we can help you adhere to the program that was structured for you.
You will reach your weight loss goals! Follow our plan, join us in a partnership to achieve weight loss success, and you will reap the benefits: a lifetime of good health and well-being!