About Our New Medical Weight Loss Program
We are excited to announce that we have recently started a Medical Weight Loss Program at St. Louis Bariatrics for patients that are wanting a non-surgical weight loss tool. Those who have a BMI of 27 with a co-morbid condition, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep apnea, may qualify along with those who have a BMI of 30. It’s also an option for post-op patients who are at least 6 months out of surgery and struggling with seeing the weight loss results they were hoping for.
Our office can schedule you an appointment as early as 7AM to speak with our nurse practitioner and to receive a lab order to determine which medication may be the best option for you. If you’ve had labs drawn in the last 3 months, you can bring those to your initial appointment to be prescribed a medication at your first visit. Follow ups with our nurse practitioner will be scheduled monthly to track your progress, and an appointment with our dietitian must take place before getting your first refill of the medication. This is to help you get the most out of the medication and to help you change your habits to help you maintain your weight loss long term. If this sounds like the right option for you or if you have any questions, please contact us!