What to Expect
A visit with our weight-loss specialist
All patients meet with a board-certified endocrinologist and obesity medicine physician for a thorough evaluation, including determining causes of weight gain, a review of current medical problems, current medications, past weight struggles, and to discuss weight-loss measures you may have tried in the past. The evaluation may also include blood tests and studies to gather more information.
An individualized treatment plan
Your physician will develop a treatment plan that includes nutritional counseling, exercise recommendations, medications, and referrals to a registered dietitian and other specialists for evaluation of weight-related diseases or associated medical conditions if needed.
A registered dietician will analyze your current diet, discuss important lifestyle changes you can make to support your weight management, and help create a personalized meal plan to ensure you are receiving proper nutrition throughout your weight-loss journey.
Certain FDA approved weight-loss medications can be offered for patients with a BMI above 27.
Support in your weight-loss maintenance
Obesity is a chronic condition and one approach to weight loss may not work for everyone. Your follow-up appointments will be scheduled on a monthly or bimonthly basis as needed. At each visit, we will evaluate the success of your treatment plan and make any adjustments to better suit your needs.
"My bariatric journey can be summed up in two words: life-changing. Dr. Venkat has been a guiding beacon in a vast darkness of failed weight loss and downward spiraling of health issues."
6 weeks post op
"Since having surgery I have stopped most medications, and no longer have blood pressure issues or high blood sugar. I have begun actually enjoying life and not just watching it pass by. I feel so amazing and never thought I would have such great results."
5 months post op