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
- 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
Medical meal replacement formula
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