Medical weight management includes dietary and lifestyle changes, exercise plans and medications that are FDA-approved for weight loss. Typically, patients can lose approximately 10 to 15 percent of their excess weight with medical management.
Valley's Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management offers medical weight management for individuals who do not qualify or are not interested in surgical treatment for obesity. Our team works with you to find the right combination of strategies that will help you meet your weight-loss goals.
Medications for Weight Loss
Persons eligible for medication adjuncts for weight loss include:
- Persons who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30
- Persons who have a BMI greater than 27 and have weight-related problems such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
Current medications that are approved for weight loss act to suppress appetite, reduce cravings, decrease absorption of fats and make you feel full. These medications include: