Medically Supervised Weight Loss

A Medically Supervised Option to Help You Lose Weight

AWLS icons-07If you want to lose weight but are unwilling (or unable) to undergo any medical procedures, our medically supervised weight loss program may be right for you. Our team of bariatric specialists created this medically supervised program for people who may exceed the weight limit for surgery, do not have insurance to cover the cost of surgery or are interested in losing weight without surgery.

Overseen by Benjamin Doga, MD, this program will help you make realistic dietary changes under the continuous guidance of a physician, dietician and support staff. The goal is to help you safely lose weight and keep it off by learning new food choices and habits. It is essentially a lifestyle modification program that will be tailored to your individual goals and needs.

The medically supervised program is based at Acadiana Weight Loss Surgery (located at Lafayette General Surgical Hospital), with scheduled visits occurring every Tuesday. This includes sessions with a dietician, behavior modification educator and exercise physiologist.

When you become part of the program, Dr. Doga will evaluate you to determine your best options, which may include meal replacement and/or pharmaceuticals to help suppress your appetite. Participants can choose a three-month, six-month or one-year plan. You’ll receive constant support from experienced professionals throughout the program – and our support staff also works with LGMC Wellness at the Townhouse fitness center for exercise, training regimens and fitness routines. It’s a comprehensive program designed to help you lose weight, keep it off and change your life for the better.

Is Medically Supervised Weight Loss Right for You?

To learn more about this medically supervised program and whether it’s right for you, contact us today and get started on your way to a healthier, happier life.