Tests Before Taking Weight-loss Drugs and Injectables

While weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and tolerance for side effects of these medications is still being researched. 

Before starting weight-loss drugs or injectables, undergoing thorough medical tests is crucial. These tests assess existing health conditions, potential medication interactions, and individual suitability for the treatment. They provide insights into factors that could impact the medication's effectiveness and safety, ensuring a personalized approach to weight loss. Pre-testing also detects any underlying health issues that may require attention before starting the medication.

Ultimately, these tests help healthcare professionals make informed decisions, maximizing the benefits while minimizing risks, and ensuring that the weight-loss journey is both effective and safe.

Testing and Medical History Review

New York Bariatric Group’s medical weight-loss program recommends:

Metabolic Testing: This test checks the metabolic rate and the calorie range that a patient should obtain in order to be in weight loss territory.

Blood Work: This test makes sure that all of a patient’s organs are working properly prior to starting any medication.

Family History: Is a crucial step since weight-loss medications cannot be prescribed to people with a prior history of a specific type of thyroid cancer.

Sleep Study: This test is done because untreated sleep apnea causes abnormal release of melatonin, which will result in less weight loss.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight Loss Leader 

New York Bariatric Group’s doctor-supervised medical weight loss program is committed to patient safety and well-being. Patients benefit from regular monitoring and follow-up appointments. This ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and any changes in their health status. It ensures that the weight loss journey is personalized and optimized for each individual, leading to more effective outcomes.

New York Bariatric Group is a leader in long-term weight-loss solutions. Their bariatric practice is the best around and they have the numbers to 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 explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • 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!

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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Tests Before Taking Weight-loss Drugs and Injectables

Thomas

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