Medication Weight Loss

Weight Loss Options

A New Medication Option for Weight Loss

The Bariatric Care Center at Ellis Medicine offers effective weight loss options backed by the expertise and support you need for long-term success. We are pleased to offer a medication-based approach to weight management. Our medication weight loss program, when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, can help you lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle without the need for surgery.

Medication for weight loss serves as a valuable tool for individuals facing challenges in managing their weight through conventional methods alone. These medications employ diverse mechanisms, such as appetite suppression, nutrient absorption reduction, or enhancement of the sensation of fullness, contributing to effective weight management strategies.

Who is a candidate for medication weight loss?

  • A patient with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more
  • A patient with a BMI between 27 and 30 with a weight-related comorbidity.

A medication weight loss candidate at Ellis must meet one of the BMI criteria above and have a letter of medical necessity from their primary care physician.

For more information about weight loss at the Bariatric Care Center at Ellis Medicine, please call 518.243.1313