Although each individual's weight loss goal is different, the aim of treatment remains the same – to improve your health and quality of life. Research shows that losing as little as five to 10 percent of your body weight can result in noticeable improvements to your health, and put you on a path to a more positive lifestyle.
Goal-setting is an important part of any weight loss treatment plan, but focusing only upon one final goal can make the process frustrating. At the Weight Management Center at Houston Methodist Hospital at the Methodist Diabetes & Metabolism Institute, we work with you to help you set goals along the way, so you can see your progress, build momentum and feel good about yourself right from the start.
We offer a variety of medical and surgical methods for treatment of obesity, to be used in combination with healthy lifestyle changes such as proper diet and exercise. These methods include, but are not limited to, the following:
Medical Weight Management
This safe, medically monitored dietary program, designed for qualified patients with a BMI of 30 or above, helps achieve a slightly more rapid weight loss than is likely with a standard diet. Medical weight management also encompasses education and group support to assist in maintaining a healthy weight.
Dr. Peter Jones offers an introduction to the Weight Management Center at the Methodist Diabetes & Metabolism Institute.
Radio personality Maria Todd talks about losing weight at the Weight Management Center.
Step LITESM – a realistic approach to healthy nutrition and weight loss – will provide an option to anyone who desires up to 2 lbs weight loss per week and lifestyle change.
Weight Loss Surgery
Weight-loss surgery (bariatric surgery) is the only option today that effectively treats morbid obesity in people for whom more conservative measures such as diet, exercise, and medication have failed. Our experienced surgeons perform gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® surgeries using safe, up-to-date techniques.
The Weight Management Center’s Diabetes Education Program is recognized by the American Dietetic Association and works in collaboration with the Methodist Diabetes & Metabolism Institute. Our programs are designed to individualize a treatment plan that people with diabetes can use to self manage the disease and therefore improve their health and vitality.
Medical Nutrition Consultation
As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, our nutrition experts provide individual counseling to meet your specific health and dietary needs. This includes metabolic analysis, a simple test to determine the rate at which you burn calories.