Quick Reference Guide
- What is non-surgical weight loss?
- What two non-surgical weight loss services does Heartland Weight Loss Clinic provide?
- What are the advantages of non-surgical weight loss programs?
- Who makes a good candidate for non-surgical weight loss including appetite suppressants?
- Are Semaglutide injections available with non-surgical weight loss plans?
What is non-surgical weight loss?
Just as gastric bypass, duodenal switch and gastric sleeve surgeries induce weight loss, there are also weight loss programs that do not include surgery. Yes, many people struggling with obesity turn to non-surgical weight loss on their own only to experience very disappointing results. The difference in Dr. LeGrand’s and Heartland Weight Loss Clinic’s non-surgical weight loss program is its methods have been proven with medical research and patients are consistently monitored for safety.
Heartland Weight Loss Clinic’s non-surgical weight loss program includes:
- Reducing calorie intake using an appetite suppressant medication
- Developing and sustaining healthy lifestyle habits through nutrition and exercise counseling
- Increasing metabolism and overall health with vitamin B12 injections, vitamin optimization and protein supplements
- Monitoring progress with muscle, water and fat composition measurements
- Adjusting the program to meet the participant’s needs
- Maintain weight loss for the long term
Some insurance plans require that patients attempt a non-surgical weight loss program prior to receiving a surgical weight loss procedure. Many patients resort to a non-surgical weight loss program because they are uncomfortable with the idea of having a surgery. Almost all Heartland Weight Loss Clinic surgical patients are required to follow portions, if not all of, its non-surgical weight loss program. When paired together, surgery and a weight loss program increase a patient’s success and help them maintain their new, healthy lifestyle. Regardless of which type of patient you are, Heartland Weight Loss Clinic’s team be accessible and supportive through your weight loss journey.
What two non-surgical weight loss services does Heartland Weight Loss Clinic provide?
Heartland Weight Loss Clinic offers two types of non-surgical weight loss programs, a medically guided program and health coaching. Many people struggling with obesity have attempted weight loss on their own only to experience very disappointing results. The difference in Heartland Weight Loss Clinic’s non-surgical weight loss programs is that their methods have been proven with medical research, they’re customized for individual patients and all participants are consistently monitored for safety.
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MEDICALLY GUIDED WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
A more affordable, lower risk weight loss option that is monitored by a physician and nurse practitioner.
An option for patients who have bmi of 27 or higher
Are averse to surgery risks
Whose insurance requires completing a non-surgical program to be approved for surgery
Appetite suppressant to reduce calorie intake
Vitamin b12 injections, vitamin optimization, protein supplements to increase metabolism and overall health
Monitor progress with muscle, water and fat composition measurements
Customized to meet participant’s needs
Aid in developing and sustaining health lifestyle habits for long-term weight loss maintenance
Physician, nurse practitioner and registered dietician
May add a health coach for additional support
Insurance policies may assist in payment and/or require for surgical patients
Self-pay also available
Can be added to any medically guided or surgical weight loss journey for additional support. It’s also available to people of all fitness levels to lose a few pounds or improve their overall health.
An option for people of all fitness levels including those who want to lose a few pounds
Those interested in simply improving their health
Would like additional support through medically guided weight loss programs or surgery
We’re the only practice in the area to use DNA analysis in determining sensitivity to fats and carbs
Customized meal and exercise plans are provided even if DNA analysis is not chosen, but DNA analysis allows for more specific recommendations based on a participant’s sensitivity to fats and carbohydrates.
Services attained through in-person or virtual visits
Develop and sustain healthy lifestyle habits for long-term weight loss maintenance
Ideal for people of all fitness levels; want to lose a few pounds, get healthier, medically guided weight loss patients, weight loss surgery patients before and after procedure
Physician or nurse practitioner for initial consult then supervised by health coach for the duration
Only self-pay available
What are the advantages of non-surgical weight loss programs?
Medically guided weight loss programs carry several advantages over surgery including:
Who makes a good candidate for non-surgical weight loss including appetite suppressants?
Are Semaglutide injections available as a non-surgical weight loss plans?
Yes, we offer Semaglutide as a non-surgical weight loss plan. Our first three-month series of injections costs only $359 vs. $1,000 that other practices charge. Once the initial three months of injections have been administered, pricing is subject to change. Semaglutide is administered once a week. Each consecutive dose is increased until the maintenance dose is reached nine to sixteen weeks into the series. Some patients do not experience weight loss until six to eight weeks of injections are received.
Semaglutide is a modified GLP1 molecule that our bodies make. When administered, it reduces appetite, blood sugars and food cravings yet leaving the patient feeling full. The feeling of fullness causes patients to consume less food leading to weight loss, shrinking waist measurements, decreased blood pressure, lower blood sugars and reduced inflammation.
Semaglutide was originally developed as a diabetic medication branded as Ozempic®. Later, it was discovered to help people lose weight when administered in higher doses. The medication is referred to as Semaglutide when administered for weight loss.
Our non-surgical weight loss patients using Semaglutide have appreciated:
*Semaglutide and non-surgical weight loss results vary by patient.