Non Surgical Weight Management
Adult Medical Weight Loss Management
General Program Information:
In recent years, obesity rates in the United States have sky rocketed and Utah is no exception. Surgery should be the last resort after all other attempts at weight loss attempts have failed. Recognizing that surgery is not for everyone and only for those with a body mass index greater than 35-40, we have taken our current post surgical weight loss program and modified it to help those trying to avoid surgery.
You will find our staff has vast experience tailoring individualized programs for both Adults and Adolescents. We not only motivate people to lose weight but we teach them the healthy lifestyle that will make them successful long-term.
As a result of our surgery program funding the majority of our staff, this has enabled us to create a Medical Weight Loss Management Program at a lower cost than most programs in the area. Contact the office for program and pricing information at .
Please note that insurance may cover this program but all insurance is different. Please contact your insurance company and ask if they cover Medically Supervised Weight Management for obesity or morbid obesity. We will also help you determine if you have coverage through your insurance.
Medical Weight Management Program Outline:
Our comprehensive weight loss programis tailored to fit your individual needs and goals.
- Medical Weight Loss Consultation with our Physician Assistant
- Monthly Diet Instruction with a Registered Dietitian
- Monthly Exercise Prescription with an Exercise Trainer
Lifestyle changes that include healthy food choices, regular physical activity and a modest weight reduction of 5-10% can improve:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Blood Pressure
- Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels
- Sleep Apnea and use of CPAP
- Chronic Health Conditions
Weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes also improve self-esteem and confidence!
You’ll attend monthlysessions over a 6 or 12 month period, including:
- Monthly sessions with a Dietitian and Exercise Trainer who specialize in weight management. Together you’ll create your personal plan for success that includes:
- Your motivations for weight loss
- Strategies for overcoming barriers to weight loss
- Your methods for healthier eating and exercise
- Your weight goals for today and the future
- You’ll also:
- Learn how to shop and prepare nutritious foods for the whole family
- Discover new ways to enjoy daily physical activity
- Set realistic goals
- Learn how to track your weight loss and diet changes to reach your goals
We provide plenty of support to help you reach your goals, including:
- Regular consultation with your Physician Assistant, Dietitian, and Exercise Trainer.
Adolescent Medical Weight Loss Program
The Adolescent Medical Weight Loss Program at the Bariatric Medicine Institute is a complete, personalized approach designed to diagnose and treat each patient with compassion, support, and effective solutions. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us at .
At BMI, we are committed to educating our patients and their families about lifestyle changes and providing the tools they need to implement those changes permanently. Our specialists meet with patients and their families to discuss the best methods of both prevention and treatment for each person.
We have a compassion staff of Physicians, a Physician Assistant, a Registered Dietitian, Medical Assistants, Personal Trainers, a Psychologist, insurance advocates, and patient educators. We are excited to support you on this journey to better fitness and health.
Currently, about one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are either overweight or obese. The occurrence of obesity among children and adolescents tripled from the late 1970s to 2000.
The likelihood of an obese child continuing on to be an obese adult is related to age, parental obesity, and severity of obesity. A large component of adolescent obesity is established before five years of age.
A variety of environmental factors probably contribute to the development of obesity in children. Television viewing is one of the best established environmental influences on the development of obesity during childhood. Genetic, endocrine and hypothalamic causes of obesity are also possible. For a few children, medications have an important contributing role.
How do I know if my child is overweight?
At your child’s office visit, we will measure their height and weight and use those measurements to calculate a number called the “body mass index” or “BMI.”
We will use your child’s BMI to tell if your child’s weight is healthy for his or her height. To do this, we will compare your child’s BMI to the BMIs of other children of the same age and sex. If your child’s BMI is high compared to other children, he or she is overweight. When a child’s BMI is much too high, we sometimes use the terms “obese” or “obesity.”
Why is it important for my child to have a healthy weight?
It’s important to have a healthy weight, because children who are very overweight can have:
- Liver problems
- Asthma – This is a lung condition that can make it hard to breathe.
- High blood pressure
- Knee or back pain
- Sleep apnea – This is a condition that makes people stop breathing for short periods during sleep.
It’s also important that your child have a healthy weight so that he or she will have a healthy weight as an adult. Being overweight as an adult can lead to medical problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes (high blood sugar), heart attacks, and some types of cancer.
Will my child need tests if he or she is overweight?
Maybe. We will talk with you and your child, and do an exam.
How can I help my child get to a healthy weight?
To help your child get to a healthy weight, you need to help him or her eat healthy foods and be more active. Making these lifestyle changes can be hard, especially at first.
For more information about the Adolescent Medical Weight Loss Program, call us at .
Gastric Balloon for Weight Management
ORBERATM Gastric Balloon is a weight loss solution that focuses on developing long-term weight loss through balloon placement in the stomach. This restricts the amount of food that can be consumed along with a sustainable healthy habits program. The comprehensive, two-part program starts with a soft balloon placed in your stomach for six months to encourage portion control. Our BMI team of support experts-which includes a Surgeon, Physician Assistant, Dietitian, and Exercise Trainers-help guide you through the process.
At six months, the balloon is removed and the support team will continue to guide you toward making healthy lifestyle choices for an additional six months. The lifestyle coaching is essential to help you overcome the challenges of retraining your appetite, adopt new nutritional habits, establish a reasonable exercise routine, and, ultimately, meet your long-term weight loss goals.
Contact Bariatric Medicine Institute to schedule an appointment with a doctor at .
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