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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.

Non-surgical weight loss programs

Medical

Our Medical program helps you achieve safe and effective weight loss under the direction of a physician or advanced practice provider. You will use New Direction meal replacement products as your sole or partial source of nutrition as the "tool" to create weight loss.

In addition, the program includes:

  • Monthly provider visits to monitor progress, manage medications, and manage labs.
  • Weekly health coaching and motivation by a personal coach.
  • Weekly classes are also available covering topics in nutrition, personal effectiveness and exercise.
  • Personalized nutrition plan developed with a registered dietitian.
  • Development and implementation of a structured exercise program is managed by an exercise specialist.
  • Monthly weight maintenance health coaching visits for as long as you need them.

Wellness

Our Wellness program helps you achieve safe and effective weight loss under the direction of a registered dietitian. You will use New Direction meal replacement products as your partial source of nutrition as the "tool" to create weight loss. Whole foods are used for 1-2 meals daily.

In addition, the program includes:

  • Initial consultation with a registered dietitian to create a personalized weight loss plan.
  • Weekly health coaching and motivation by a personal coach.
  • Weekly classes are also available covering topics in nutrition, personal effectiveness and exercise.
  • Development and implementation of a structured exercise program is managed by an exercise specialist.
  • Monthly weight maintenance health coaching visits for as long as you need them.

Customized

Our Customized Weight Management program utilizes “tools” tailored just for you. The program begins with an appointment with a weight management physician or advanced practice provider and a registered dietitian for a thorough assessment. Two weeks later you’ll meet again with your dietitian to begin a weight loss plan and two weeks after that you’ll follow up with your weight management team to assess your progress and plan your next steps.

Some of the options you might include:

  • Weight loss medications
  • Health coaching
  • Dietitian visits
  • Nutrition classes
  • Meal replacements
  • Exercise classes
  • Behavioral support
  • Stress management options

You may benefit from our program if you:

  • Are ready and willing to make nutrition, physical activity and behavior changes to improve your well-being.
  • Have health issues that would improve with weight loss.
  • Work well with an interdisciplinary team approach to facilitate greater weight loss and successful long-term weight maintenance.
  • Are committed to regular on-going visits at one of our sites.
  • 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

What to expect with our 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

  • The weight loss phase of your program continues as long as needed to meet your needs.

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.

Learn more

To learn more about the CentraCare non-surgical weight management options, program pricing, insurance and next steps, view our online seminar "Non-Surgical Weight Management."

You also may view our Frequently Asked Questions section and Weight Management Decision Aid for more information.

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