Non-Surgical Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
Although we offer bariatric surgery options like lap band, gastric bypass, gastric balloon and gastric sleeve surgery, we know that weight loss surgery is not for everyone. Whether you need to lose weight in preparation for surgery or you want to lose the weight without surgery, Sun Coast Bariatrics has a great medically supervised weight loss program for you!
Developing a balance of healthy eating, attitude and exercise is the key to successful weight loss. Our non-surgical weight management program combines individualized nutrition with behavior and fitness assessment plans to help each patient achieve their weight loss goal with diets that work.
Our non-surgical, medically supervised weight loss program consists of 12 different lesson plans; patients are welcome to complete the entire program or come in as needed.
At the initial visit you will have a consultation with a physician, assessment of weight / BMI / BP / % body fat composition, and meet with our dietitian. You will receive a nutrition and exercise plan, a B12 injection, and if no contraindication, a prescription for appetite suppressants, which is also available to purchase in our office.
Prior to receiving any prescriptions for appetite suppressants, you will need to have current lab work and EKG completed. In some cases, a clearance letter from your primary care physician may be required.
Bi-weekly follow up visits allow you to meet with a member of the medical team, review the nutrition and exercise lesson plan with the dietitian, complete an assessment of weight / BMI / BP / % body fat composition, receive your B-12 injection and prescription for appetite suppressants (if applicable).
The Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program is not covered by ANY insurance and all associated fees are the responsibility of the patient at the time of service.
This is also a great program for patients who require a 3-6 month supervised diet in accordance with insurance requirements to obtain authorization for bariatric surgery.
Also available through Sun Coast Bariatrics at a discounted rate:
- Appetite Suppressants (Diet Pills)
- A “take home” multi-injection B-12 pack
- Exercise Consultation with Carillon Wellness Center
- Protein Powder and Supplements