Non-Surgical Weight Management
At St. Vincent Healthcare-Weight Management, we know it takes courage to make lifestyle changes that lead to weight loss - no matter who you are.
That's why we offer several comprehensive and customized non-surgical weight loss programs to help you lose anywhere from 10 to 200 pounds or more. Using a combination of medication, nutrition and education, we can provide a safe, effective weight loss program to help you meet your goals and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.
We want to be a partner on this journey to a new, healthy life. We are here to support your weight loss efforts and answer your questions at any time.
Medication for Weight Loss
We use several medications to treat obesity. These are not miracle drugs nor do they offer a simple cure; they are good tools and are only one part of the treatment plan. Because obesity is a chronic disease, people with obesity may benefit from the long-term use of medication. Talk to your physician to discuss which medication, if any, is right for you.
We also have many different nutritional supplements that you may choose to incorporate into your eating plan. These products offer good nutrition, high quality protein and lower calories. You may use them as meal replacements, between meals as a snack, or both.
Long-term weight loss must coincide with lifestyle changes. This is not a diet that has a beginning and an end. Instead, we emphasize eating in a healthy manner and in a way that promotes weight loss and eventually weight maintenance. Consistent exercise is also strongly recommended.
We are now offering CoolSculpting® - the non-invasive procedure designed to gently and effectively reduce stubborn fat in targeted areas of the body CoolSculpting® uses a precisely controlled cooling technology to target, cool and eliminate fat cells through a gradual and natural process without causing damage to the surrounding tissue and skin. As the fat cells are exposed to cooling, a process of natural cell removal occurs. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body's normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is eliminated. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in about two to four months.
There are no needles, no surgical incisions, no anesthesia, no pain medications and no recovery time. The procedure is FDA-approved for the non-surgical reduction of fat in the abdomen (belly fat) area and the flank (love handle) area.
CoolSculpting® has been clinically shown to reduce fat in the treated area by nearly 20% with a single treatment. After the initial treatment is complete, further reductions can be obtained with additional treatment if desired. Individual reductions may be more or less, depending on the case.