Medically Assisted Weight-loss Program
Bariatric surgery and prescription medications can be combined with a low-calorie diet and exercise to help patients lose and keep off excess weight.
We understand how difficult it can be to lose excess weight. Sometimes, diet and exercise just aren’t enough to help you lose the amount of weight you need to become healthier and reduce your risk for obesity-related medical conditions.
Our Medically Assisted Weight-Loss Program can help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk for many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. We offer minimally invasive bariatric surgery procedures and prescription medications that can help you reach your weight-loss goals and achieve greater overall health and wellbeing.
Continue reading to learn more about how our Medically Assisted Weight-Loss Program works and how you can contact us to schedule a free consultation and discuss your available treatment options.
Also known as weight-loss surgery, bariatric surgery refers to a set of surgeries during which changes are made to your digestive system to help you lose excess weight. Bariatric surgery usually becomes a treatment option after dieting and exercising to lose excess weight without long-term success.
At Lompoc Valley Medical Center, we offer Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy.
Our prescription weight-loss program involves the use of medications that can help you lose excess weight. Some medications increase your metabolism to promote weight loss, while others may reduce your appetite. Each type of weight-loss medication produces different effects. We may recommend one or more medications for you based on your medical history, health, and unique situation about the challenges you face regarding weight loss.
Benefits Of Medically Assisted Weight Loss
Medically Assisted Weight Loss can help you lose excess weight that you may not have lost with diet and exercise alone. Obesity increases your risk for various serious and chronic health conditions that can greatly reduce your quality of life.
Potential complications associated with obesity include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Hormonal imbalances
- Gallbladder disease
- Sexual dysfunction
- Menstrual irregularities
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Several cancers, including that of the breast, colorectal, and gallbladder
In addition to reducing your risk for serious health problems, losing excess weight can help you feel lighter and more energetic and increase your confidence and self-esteem.
Weight loss can also make certain activities less burdensome and easier to perform, such as tying your shoes and going on hikes with your friends and family. At Lompoc Valley Medical Center, our goal is to help you lose as much excess weight as possible so you can stay healthy and benefit from an improved overall quality of life.