5 Benefits of NYBG’s Medical Weight Loss Program

Losing weight can often feel like a losing battle. You go on a diet to lose some weight, only to gain it all back, and then some. Trying to lose weight on your own can be a difficult process.  New York Bariatric Group understands this and not only offers surgical weight-loss options, but non-surgical options through its Medical Weight Loss Program. 

What is a Medical Weight Loss Program?

A Medical Weight Loss Program is a supervised weight loss program that is designed and overseen by medical professionals such as doctors, physician assistants, registered dietitians, and licensed psychologists. The goal is to help individuals achieve a healthy weight and improve their overall health by using a combination of strategies including diet, exercise, behavior modification, and medication if necessary.

Medical weight loss programs can be especially beneficial for people with obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health conditions that may be exacerbated by excess weight. For those patients who are not candidates for surgery based on their weight or certain medical conditions, medical weight loss represents a safe and reasonable option.

At New York Bariatric Group, a medical weight loss program typically begins with a comprehensive evaluation to assess a person’s health and identify any underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to their weight gain. Based on the results, our team, led by Dr. Leon Katz, develops a personalized weight loss plan. Dr. Katz is an established leader in the medical weight loss field, bringing his knowledge and passion to helping patients struggling with obesity. 

It is important to note that we provide a fully comprehensive program where the surgeons and medical weight loss physicians collaborate closely. Certain patients benefit from medical weight loss prior to bariatric surgery, and some of the patients benefit from surgery if medical weight loss is unable to achieve the necessary results.

1. Personalized Program

New York Bariatric Group tailors each plan to help patients achieve long-term weight-loss results. Our team uses the most recent scientific research in behavior modification to create weight-loss plans that help patients change the way they approach food. They create sustainable eating programs, complemented by an exercise program, for sustainable weight loss.

2. Helping You To Eat Right

New York Bariatric Group dieticians tailor patient specific programs using metabolic testing to assess the metabolic rate and the appropriate daily caloric consumption needed to lose weight.
Our dedicated dieticians are expertly equipped in dealing with patients specifically trying to lose weight with dietary changes and the use of medication.

3. Weight Loss Medications

Medical weight loss medications are prescription drugs that can be used as part of a comprehensive weight loss program to help individuals lose weight. These medications work by helping the neurotransmitters in the brain that play a crucial role in hunger control and diminishment of appetite.

As an advanced program, we utilize medications at New York Bariatric Group to provide patients with additional options:

  • Wegovy
  • Ozempic
  • Saxenda
  • Mounjaro
  • Qsymia
  • Orlistat
  • Contrave
  • Plenity

4. Fitness Assistance

Exercise is a key component to successful weight management. It may involve a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training. Aerobic exercise, such as jogging, cycling, or swimming, can help you burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Resistance training, such as weightlifting or bodyweight exercises, can help build muscle mass, which can increase your metabolic rate and help you burn more calories even at rest.

Exercise can also have other health benefits, such as improving insulin sensitivity, reducing inflammation, and lowering blood pressure. These benefits can be important for people with obesity or other weight-related conditions. The Medical Weight Loss team will work directly with you to educate you about the available options.

5. Ease Of Access

To make it convenient, New York Bariatric Group has developed a virtual healthcare portal and iPhone/Android app. We can accommodate patients that are interested in medical weight loss through in-person and video visits. We provide this service in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. You can have a one-on-one video nutrition session on your phone or computer from the comfort of your home. There are also live streaming nutrition, fitness classes and support groups, as well as an extensive library of pre-recorded videos.

Start your Weight-Loss Journey with NYBG

NYBG is here to help you start your successful weight-loss journey whether through long-term weight-loss surgery or non-surgical options. 

We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
  • 36,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients that explain procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 20 years of success!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines put out by the Center of Disease Control and the Department of Health in order to keep our staff and patients safe.

We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.

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5 Benefits of NYBG’s Medical Weight Loss Program


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.