Weight Management Center

Regardless of weight loss needs, all adults desirous of losing weight can be referred to the Weight Management Center for complete evaluation and treatment.

Weight Management Center
Medical Plaza - Country Club
4614 Country Club Road 
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Phone: 336-716-6099
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Who is the Ideal Surgical Candidate?

Meets NIH criteria for Bariatric Surgery:

  • BMI ≥ 40 OR BMI ≥ 35 with co-morbidities
  • No primary disease states causing obesity
  • History of prior weight loss attempts
  • No psychological contraindications
  • Smoking cessation
  • Dedicated to Lifestyle Change & Follow Up

Surgical Treatment Options

Restrictive

Combination (restrictive & malabsorptive)

Medical Weight Management

  • Adjunct or alternative to surgical options
  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Behavioral focus
  • Provides comprehensive program in one location 

Program Scope

Surgical Adjunct:

  • Pre-surgical weight loss required
  • Assistance with maximizing post-surgical weight loss

Primary Medical:

  • High surgical risk
  • No prior structured weight loss attempts
  • Don’t meet surgery criteria

High-intensity Option

OPTIFAST Medical Weight Management

  • Limited stimuli, portion control
  • Meal replacement
  • High level of medical monitoring
  • Average weight loss of ~ 52 lbs in 20 weeks
  • Long-term support with 1 year of programming and lifetime membership

Moderate-intensity Option

  • Tailored prescribed dietary plan
  • Designed for 1-2 lbs/week weight loss over 6 months
  • Medical follow up approximately every 4-6 weeks provides long-term support

Program Components

  • Exercise counseling and personal training
  • Group behavioral counseling
  • Individual behavioral counseling
  • Dietitian feedback and support
  • Medical oversight and management of co-morbid conditions
  • Pharmacotherapy used as adjunct when deemed appropriate

 

Quick Reference

Resources for Referring Physicians
Physician's Access Line

336-716-7654

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Last Updated: 02-07-2014
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