Pre-Surgical Medical Weight Loss

Morbid obesity is a life threatening medical condition in which people are at least 100 pounds overweight. Many surgeons and insurance companies require surgical candidates to participate in a meal replacement weight loss program before undergoing surgery. Our pre-surgical program is designed to fulfill those requirements.

Participating in a Pre-Surgical Program Has Many Benefits:

  • Researchers have shown that following a full meal replacement diet for just two weeks before bariatric surgery reduces the size of the liver and makes it less fragile.
  • Patients who participate in a comprehensive, full meal replacement program for a longer period of time have the opportunity to develop many of the skills they will need to adapt to the lifestyle changes required after bariatric surgery.
  • Reducing pre-surgical fat deposits through the use of a medical weight loss program reduces the risk of complications occurring during surgery.

Best Suited for:

People attempting to qualify for, or prepare for, bariatric surgery

Program Diet:

Medical meal replacement formula

Medication Support:

Medication is not a typical component of this program, although it may be used if Dr. Hubert feels it is appropriate for your long-term goals.

Program Education and Support:

Weekly support meetings, weight monitoring, and opportunities to discuss issues with a nutritionist or behaviorist

*Individual results may vary

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