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Our Approach to Weight Loss

If weight loss is part of your personal plan to live a healthier, happier life, our health system is here for you. We offer both non-surgical and surgical options for weight loss, witha full range of options designed to help people lose 10 to more than 200 pounds. The medically supervised option, offered exclusively in hospitals and medical centers, is designed for people who want to lose a significant amount of weight (more than 30 pounds) in a short amount of time.

We approach the task of weight loss with a commitment that goes well beyond traditional diet plans. Here are just a few of the ways our programs are different:

  • The amount of weight loss possible
  • The speed of weight loss
  • The depth of lifestyle education
  • The level of personal attention
  • The extraordinary maintenance program

Obesity Care in Greater Baton Rouge

Our Lady of the Lake Health partners with Pennington Biomedical Research Center in the Metamor Institute, which is uniquely focused on the advanced treatment of obesity and diabetes. Metamor is the first institute in the nation to offer an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to caring for individuals who suffer from these diseases in a single facility.

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Medical Weight Management in Greater Jackson

St. Dominic’s Weight Loss Solutions program is a medically supervised diet program. This program not only teaches you how to lose weight successfully but how to make those simple lifestyle changes permanently. Plus, you will have all the support of the weight loss team, which includes a physician, nurses and dietitians to keep your stay positive and focused on your goals.

St. Dominic’s Weight Loss Solutions

Incorporating Exercise in Greater Jackson

The Club at St. Dominic’s sets the bar in the Jackson area as a leading fitness and wellness facility for individuals and families, St. Dominic’s employees and local businesses wanting to improve the health of their workforce. Not your typical health club, The Club at St. Dominic’s is a medically based facility geared toward helping you reach and maintain an optimal level of health through safe exercise and strength training.

Weight Loss Program in Northeast Louisiana

Ideal Protein is a medically supervised, non-surgical weight loss program which includes a three-phase protocol designed to help you set, achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. Through personalized coaching provided by a member of the St. Francis Medical Group team, you will be empowered to move your initial weight loss into lifestyle changes needed for long-term weight maintenance.

Ideal Protein

Surgical Weight Loss

People who are 100 or more pounds over their ideal weight are suffering from morbid obesity, and a surgical weight loss option may be the solution to improving their health. Bariatric surgery, typically either a restrictive procedure to reduce food intake or a malabsorption procedure that alters digestion, is available in several locations throughout our health system.

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Monroe Patient Feels Great After 100 Pound Weight Loss

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Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Weight & Nutrition Center

A parent’s first step should be to discuss any concerns about their child’s weight with their pediatrician who can look at recent growth trends, determine body mass index and decide if further intervention is recommended. For patients needing more, we provide specialized care and support as we work together to create healthy habits to last a lifetime.
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