Weight Loss | Washington University Physicians

Posted: September 28, 2018 at 6:44 pm

Washington University weight-loss specialists are dedicated to the management of excessive weight. By utilizing the latest weight-management therapies, we help patients manage their weight and reduce the medical risks linked with being obese. Weight management is a challenge for everyone. An individualized approach to weight loss is essential because we are all different in genetic make-up, lifestyle, behaviors and physical activity.

Medical weight management combines the expertise of physicians, psychologists, registered dietitians and physical therapists to provide a comprehensive approach to the medical management of obesity. The program includes medical monitoring, lifestyle modification, nutrition education and increased physical activity all guided by weight-loss experts.Learn more about the Medical Weight Management Program

The Washington University Nonsurgical Weight Loss Program offers patients the latest endoscopic therapies and lifestyle intervention for safe and effective weight loss. Each physician in our program is a board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologist which means every patient receives compassionate care from knowledgeable and trustworthy experts. In our 12-month program, we support our patients every step of the way through monthly registered dietitian visits and monthly lifestyle therapy sessions. Physical therapy evaluations are available for patients with barriers to movement.

Candidates for nonsurgical weight loss include those who:

Take the first step.Sign up for a free informational session,or call 314-362-2652. This program is offered at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

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Surgery may be an option for people who are severely obese and have been unable to lose weight through diet or other means. Those who have serious obesity-related health problems may also be candidates. Generally, the various procedures gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy promote weight loss and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by limiting food intake. Some also interrupt the digestive process to prevent the absorption of some calories and nutrients. For the surgery to be a success, patients must be committed to lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits, medical follow-up, and supplementation of vitamins and minerals.

In order to qualify for weight loss surgery you must:

Take the first step and sign up for a free informational session.Or visit WeightLossSurgery.wustl.edu for more information.

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