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Weight Loss Specialist

Advanced Surgeons -  - Bariatric Surgery

Advanced Surgeons

Bariatric Surgery located in Valhalla, Poughkeepsie, & Carmel, NY

More than 42% of American adults are overweight. If you’ve tried various diets and exercise regimens but still can’t seem to shed pounds, consider medical weight loss. At Advanced Surgeons, the bariatric surgeons provide medically supervised weight loss and weight loss counseling. To make an appointment at the office in Valhalla, Carmel, or Poughkeepsie, New York, call or schedule online.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a custom treatment program that combines diet, exercise, lifestyle modifications, and medication to help you lose weight (and keep it off) once and for all.

If you want to lose weight, but you aren’t a candidate for weight loss surgery, want to avoid it, or need to lose some weight beforehand, the medical weight loss program at Advanced Surgeons can help.

By participating in medical weight loss, you can significantly reduce the risk of complications caused by chronic conditions, including diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

How does medical weight loss work?

At Advanced Surgeons, medical weight loss is a multi-pronged, multidisciplinary approach to achieving a healthy weight. To help individuals achieve their goals, Advanced Surgeons focuses on several areas:

Diet

The food you eat directly affects your energy levels, metabolism, and ability to lose weight. Your Advanced Surgeons provider can make nutritional recommendations. For example, eating a diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains makes it easy to receive the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to thrive.

Exercise

To lose weight, you need to exercise regularly. Even if you aren’t a fan of the gym, your Advanced Surgeons provider can help you develop a regular workout regimen. Low impact exercises like walking, biking, or swimming are excellent places to start.

Prescription medication

Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to help you achieve your weight loss goals. If you continue to struggle, your Advanced Surgeons provider might recommend prescription medication.

There are several types of drugs for weight loss, including liraglutide, lorcaserin, naltrexone, bupropion, and phentermine. Some reduce your appetite; others help to boost your metabolism.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

Sometimes, hormonal imbalances are responsible for excess weight. That’s especially true during perimenopause and menopause. BHRT uses synthetic hormones derived from natural sources to restore your body to balance.

How long does medical weight loss take?

The length of time that medical weight loss takes depends on various factors, including your age, medical history, and adherence to your provider’s treatment plan. Most people lose at least a few pounds within the first few weeks, but it’s not guaranteed.

To ensure a positive treatment outcome, carefully follow your Advanced Surgeons provider’s instructions. Stick to your new diet, exercise regularly, and attend each of your checkups. Losing weight doesn’t happen instantly, but if you stick with it, you’re sure to see results.

Don’t wait to enroll in the medical weight loss program at Advanced Surgeons. To make an appointment, call the nearest office today or click the online booking feature.