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Medical Weight Loss Program

Trying to lose weight can be frustrating! We are here to help our patients reach their health goals. You don’t have to do it on your own! Kentucky Bariatric Institute offers comprehensive weight loss options with compassionate care.

Many patients are interested in trying weight loss medications. These medications can be used for a variety of reasons:

  • As a primary form of weight loss 
  • Following weight loss surgery if a patient experiences a plateau, or gets "stuck" in their weight loss journey.
  • Prior to weight loss surgery to help meet certain goals

Medical weight loss services can complement the surgical weight loss services offered by Dr. Eric Smith and Dr. Sarah Hayek, including the gastric sleeve, roux-en-y and SADI-S procedures.



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.

Treatment plan

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?

  • Body mass index of 30.
  • Body mass index of 27 with an obesity related health concern, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

We will bill insurance for medical weight loss services.

Kentucky Bariatric Institute offers comprehensive weight loss options with compassionate care. Medical weight loss is another tool in addition to diet, exercise, and weight loss surgery. Give us a call to make an appointment and determine which tools will best help you achieve your weight-loss goals.

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