Physician-Led Weight Loss Program
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is a challenge for many people. A physician-led weight loss program in Houston, TX, can provide the support, guidance, and expertise needed to help individuals reach their weight loss goals. Under the care of Dr. Gopathi at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, patients benefit from a personalized approach to weight loss that addresses their unique needs and includes learning how to maintain results.
About The Physician-Led Weight Loss ProgramThe Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics physician-led weight loss program takes a medically-supervised approach that combines various weight loss techniques. The comprehensive program suggests dietary changes, exercise programs, and behavior modifications to help patients lose weight with a focus on maintaining long-term success. Being closer to an ideal weight before surgery can reduce the risk of complications, support a smooth recovery, and give the patient better overall surgical results. However, this program is ideal for individuals with a BMI between 25-45 who need to lose weight before surgery or to help recent surgical patients maintain or improve their results.
The Expert Team at Body by RaviDr. Gopathi is board-certified in both Lifestyle Medicine and Internal Medicine, with over a decade of experience in preventative care and clinical experience at Houston Methodist Hospital’s weight management program. Her combination of medical training and expertise gives Dr. Gopathi a deep understanding of the physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors that impact weight loss and overall health. Dr. Gopathi and the team at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics are dedicated to helping each patient reach their BMI requirement for surgery and maintain long-lasting results. For most surgeries, a BMI of 30 or less is ideal.
Process Overview: Customized Weight Loss PlansThe physician-led weight loss program at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics begins with an in-depth consultation where Dr. Gopathi assesses the patient’s medical history, current health status, and medications. In addition to gaining an understanding of the patient’s relationship with food, lifestyle habits, such as sleep and stress management, are also reviewed. If needed, lab tests might be ordered.
What Sets Us Apart From Other Weight Loss Programs?Our physician-led weight loss program employs a balanced, sustainable approach. We will create a personalized nutrition plan to work with each patient’s lifestyle and preferences. We also educate our patients on portion control, mindful eating, and better food choices, giving them practical strategies to manage their food intake. Weekly checks are made to monitor progress as well as monitor any side effects. Nausea is a common issue and we proactively take measures to decrease this burden on our patients. Dr. Gopathi will personally see you every 4 weeks to closely follow your journey as well as review our comprehensive Wellness Journal.
Incorporating Exercise and Lifestyle ChangesOur weight loss program emphasizes the importance of incorporating regular physical activity and positive lifestyle changes to achieve and maintain weight loss success. Patients receive guidance on developing an exercise routine suitable for their fitness level and individual needs, as well as support in addressing any psychological or emotional factors that may contribute to weight gain. Through a combination of exercise, nutrition counseling, and behavioral modifications, patients are empowered to adopt a healthier lifestyle and maintain their weight loss results for the long term.
Monitoring Progress and Adjusting Treatment PlansThroughout the medical weight management program, Dr. Gopathi and the team at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics closely monitor each patient’s progress and make any necessary adjustments to their treatment plan.
Ideal Candidates for the Physician-Led Weight Loss ProgramIdeal candidates for the physician-led weight loss program at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Houston, TX, include individuals with a BMI between 25 and 45 who struggle with obesity or weight-related health issues. If you are already being treated with weight loss medications, previously had weight loss surgery, or are currently being treated for Diabetes Mellitus, you are not a candidate and should follow up with your regular primary care physician.
Some factors that may make a patient an ideal candidate for this program include:
- Struggling with weight loss through traditional methods
- Having obesity-related conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, or metabolic syndrome
- Needing to lose weight before undergoing a surgical procedure
- Seeking long-term weight management solutions and a healthier lifestyle