Medical Weight Loss
Form habits that help you achieve a healthier weight without surgery in the medical weight-loss program at Mount Auburn Hospital’s Weight Management Center. In this physician-monitored program, you benefit from a multidisciplinary team of specialists who all work under one roof, making it easy for you to access comprehensive care.
Medical Weight-Loss Strategies
Your medical weight-loss program will include one or more of the following elements.
A bariatric physician, dietitian and behavioral specialist will help you develop eating and exercise habits that make it easier to lose weight and keep it off long-term. In nutrition counseling, we’ll assess your needs and preferences and make personalized recommendations for your low-calorie diet.
If you experience medical conditions or personal challenges that make it harder to lose weight, you’ll get referrals to resources that help maximize your potential for success.
Replace two meals a day with Robard New Direction System® products, including tasty and nutritious soups, shakes, bars and snacks that support healthy metabolism. Depending on your weight-loss goal, you’ll eat the meal replacements for several weeks or months before gradually transitioning back to grocery-store foods. On average, participants who use meal replacements lose two pounds a week.
During the meal-replacement phase of your program, join weekly support group meetings to get feedback and encouragement from your peers, ask questions and build friendships.
Your doctor may recommend weight-loss medications that can decrease your appetite, make you feel fuller sooner and/or block your body from absorbing fat.
What to Expect in Your Weight-Loss Program
Begin your medical weight-loss program by meeting one-on-one with bariatrician and endocrinologist Chuanyun Gao, MD. You’ll review the program and discuss your medical and family history. Your doctor will perform a physical exam and may order blood tests or other diagnostic procedures.
You’ll talk about your goals and get personalized weight-loss recommendations. If necessary, you’ll receive referrals to other specialists who can address your specific health issues so you get well-rounded care.
Meet with your bariatric physician and a dietitian regularly to ask questions, assess your progress and, if needed, adjust your treatment plan to help you succeed. You also may choose to join our weekly support group to share your challenges and successes with others with similar wellness goals.