A Safe Non-Surgical Alternative
Medically monitored weight management programs are a safe alternative to surgery that allows patients, under the supervision of a physician, to consume a low calorie diet (LCD). This type of diet is normally only used for rapid weight loss for severely obese patients with a body mass index greater than 35, and is only recommended as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
A Unique Model–A Tailored Team Approach
The three major components of weight loss therapy are dietary therapy, increased physical activity and behavior therapy.1
More and more, clinical studies suggest medically monitored weight management programs are safe, effective and help individuals to address and modify behaviors to encourage long-term weight management.
- Medically monitored weight loss is a safe treatment option for severely obese individuals who have co-morbidity.2
- Patients who continue to use weight maintenance programs have a greater chance of keeping weight off than those patients who do not continue using weight maintenance programs.1
- The use of behavioral interventions to improve health-related quality of life has been shown to produce beneficial effects, which may persist over time.3