Qualifying for a Medical Weight Loss Program at NYBG

Have you been considering a Medical Weight-Loss Program to lose weight, but aren’t sure what the requirements are? NYBG has you covered!

Qualifying for a medical weight-loss program includes meeting certain BMI levels, commitment to lifestyle changes, medical and psychological evaluations to address known and unknown medical conditions, and adherence to program guidelines.

It’s important to keep in mind that while weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and safety are still being researched and are unknown. 

BMI Criteria:

One of the primary requirements to qualify for a medical weight-loss program is based on body mass index (BMI). BMI is a measure of body fat calculated from an individual's height and weight. To qualify for NYBG’s medical weight-loss program, BMI is taken into consideration to determine the best option for your weight-loss journey. 

Commitment to Lifestyle Changes:

Successful weight loss requires more than just following a prescribed diet or medication routine. Patients must commit to changes in lifestyle habits, including dietary choices, physical activity levels, and behavioral patterns for the program to be successful. NYBG’s weight loss team helps patients with this process starting from their very first appointment

Medical Evaluation:

Before enrolling in a medical weight-loss program, individuals will undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess their overall health status and identify any underlying conditions that could affect their weight-loss journey. 

Health Conditions:

Individuals with obesity often have accompanying health conditions, known as comorbidities. These include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, or joint problems. These comorbidities can qualify you for NYBG’s medical weight-loss program or other weight-loss options.

Psychological Evaluation:

Weight loss is not only a physical journey but a psychological one as well. Many individuals struggle with emotional eating, body image issues, or other psychological barriers that can hinder their progress. Some medical weight-loss programs may require a psychological evaluation to assess the individual's readiness for change and provide additional support if needed.

NYBG can help you make informed decisions about whether a medical weight-loss program is the right choice for your weight-loss journey.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight-Loss Leader 

NYBG is the leader in comprehensive weight-loss solutions. We are a one-stop shop, offering long-term weight-loss surgery as well as medically-supervised weight loss such as medications and injectables. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. At NYBG, we work with you to customize a weight-loss program that will work best for you.

Weight-loss drugs and injectables have been shown to be an effective short-term strategy, but the long-term effects and safety is still unknown. With our Medical Weight Loss Program the ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and changes to their health.

Weight-loss surgery is the only proven long-term weight-loss solution. With decades of research, patients have seen sustainable weight loss. We offer multiple weight-loss surgery procedures and our doctors will work with you to find the right option. 

Our practice is the best around: 

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical weight loss.
  • 42,000 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 explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Offering in-person and virtual consultations
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 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!

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Qualifying for a Medical Weight Loss Program at NYBG


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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.

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