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 bariatric surgery.*
- 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.