SEARHC offers non-surgical and surgical weight management options to help patients reach and maintain their weight loss goals. Our role is to provide patients with the appropriate tools, support and services that lead to long-term weight loss.
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is one of the most powerful tools we have in treating severe obesity. Bariatric surgeries work by physically restricting the amount of food that can be eaten. Post-operatively, patients feel full while eating significantly less food. The surgeries also affect hunger hormones and can reset the body’s set weight point. When combined with physical activity and healthy eating habits, most patients will lose 30-40 percent of their total body weight over 12-18 months.
Our Non-Surgical Weight Management providers specialize in obesity medicine. Appointments focus specifically on medications and lifestyle interventions that lead to weight loss. This may mean adjusting medications that cause weight gain and/or prescribing medications that help with weight loss. The purpose of medication is to make it easier for patients to make healthier nutritional, behavioral and activity choices. Long- term weight loss ultimately depends on changing habits.