WHAT IS MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS?
Medical weight loss is a plan designed and supervised by healthcare professionals, emphasizing diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle.
Patients will have an initial assessment by the physician assistant including history and physical exam, laboratory work-up, and a body composition evaluation. The body composition evaluation breaks down the body into percentage of fat, protein, minerals, bone, body water and muscle.
Patients will be provided with nutrition support and education. Registered dietitians will be available as needed to monitor progress, adjust the weight loss plan and celebrate incremental successes along the way.
Patients will receive an individualized diet plan, fitness goals, and prescription weight loss medications when medically necessary. Diet plans and medications will be adjusted as needed and appropriate.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS?
We will bill insurance for medical weight loss services.
Kentucky Bariatric Institute offers comprehensive weight loss options with compassionate care. Medical weight loss services will complement the surgical weight loss services offered by Dr. Eric Smith, robot-assisted sleeve gastrectomy and robot-assisted gastric bypass. Additionally, the gastric balloon, offers a less invasive non-surgical option.