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Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options

Our non-surgical weight loss programs focus on an evidence-based approach using researched and established methods to achieve weight loss and weight maintenance. Under the guidance of medical professionals, patients follow a personalized meal plan.

You may benefit from our program if you:

  • Have health issues that would improve with weight loss;
  • Work well with a multidisciplinary team approach to facilitate greater weight loss and successful long term weight maintenance;
  • Have an upcoming surgery and could decrease the risks of anesthesia/surgery or recovery as directed by surgeon.

You may be a candidate for our Non-Surgical Weight Management programs if you have:

  • A body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more
  • An ability to make a variety of lifestyle changes required for long-term weight maintenance

Four Phases in Our Non-Surgical Weight Loss Program

Screening Phase

  • Your first visit at our center is scheduled with a provider who has the expertise to meet your medical and weight loss needs. The consultation may include labs, EKG, dietitian and/or provider appointments.

  • There also will be a comprehensive assessment of your eating behaviors, eating patterns and lifestyle habits that can impact your weight and your ability to lose and maintain a healthy weight.

Reducing Phase

We offer three non-surgical weight loss programs.

Our Medical program and Wellness program help you achieve safe and effective weight loss using therapeutic nutrition products. You will use New Direction meal replacement products as your sole source or partial source of nutrition as the "tool" to create weight loss.

  • Weekly medical monitoring by the nurse and/or personal coach will help you lose weight safely.
  • Weekly classes or personal coaching sessions cover topics in nutrition, personal effectiveness and exercise.
  • Development and implementation of a structured exercise program is managed by an exercise specialist.

Our Customized Weight Management program utilizes “tools” tailored just for you. Options for care include:

  • Weight loss medications
  • Health coaching
  • Stress management and resilency
  • Meal replacements
  • Dietitian visits
  • Exercise physiology visits

Transition Phase

  • Individual consultations with one of our registered dietitians to transition gradually to eating regular foods.

Maintenance Phase

  • Fine tuning of new eating, behavior and exercise skills and habits.
  • Monthly personal coaching visits. 
  • This is the most important phase in the program. 
  • Our research shows that patients who have 25 or more visits at CentraCare Weight Management lose 50 percent more than those who have 24 or fewer visits at our center.

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