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Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Are you ready to begin your weight loss journey? We’re here to walk with you each step of the way.

Weight loss surgery may not be the right solution for you, even if you’re eligible. That’s why Queen’s Comprehensive Weight Management Program offers a variety of medically supervised, non-surgical weight loss options.

Based on scientific principles that target the root cause of your excess weight or weight gain, our non-surgical options are designed to help you lose weight and improve obesity-related health issues.

When you partner with us on your journey toward better health, you’ll have access to a caring, multidisciplinary team of professionals who have helped other people just like you achieve their weight loss goals.

Want to explore the non-surgical weight loss options available to you? Keep reading to learn more about how we can meet your unique needs.

Or click here if you’re ready to incorporate our proven weight loss strategies into your daily life.

Kayla’s Success Story

 “I hated how I looked and wasn’t comfortable in my own skin. When you’re a certain size, you know all the stores you can’t go to because they don’t have your size. Now I can go to those stores and shopping is more fun. My wardrobe has changed. I experiment with different styles and colors. I try new things. Before, I would walk with my head looking down at my feet. Now I walk around with my head held high and a smile on my face. I’m super proud of myself.

Kayla Before and After Non-Surgical Weightloss

Weight Loss Solutions

The Queen’s Comprehensive Weight Management Program offers medically supervised weight loss solutions designed for your specific needs. Learn more below about how we can help you shed excess pounds, improve your health, and live your best life.

Queen’s QUICK 20

Queen’s QUICK 20 is a meal replacement non-surgical weight loss program designed to help you lose 10 to 20 pounds (or about 10% of your body weight) quickly and safely.

With Queen’s QUICK 20, you can enjoy a healthy meal of your choosing each day. For the rest of your meals, you eat one of the delicious options in our meal replacement program.

For weight loss without surgery, QUICK 20 places your body in a state of ketosis, which maximizes your ability to burn fat while minimizing hunger.

Medical screening and bi-weekly monitoring help ensure that you stay on track and motivated.

Nestlé Optifast Program

We also offer Nestlé’s Optifast Program as meal replacement for weight loss.

Optifast is a medically supported weight management program that empowers patients to transition from meal replacement food products (such as milk shakes, energy bars, desserts, and soups) to their own individualized meal plans.

Similar to Queen’s QUICK 20, patients in Nestlé’s Optifast meal replacement program will receive regular medical screenings and monitoring to ensure success.

Nutritional Education and Counseling

Queen’s Comprehensive Weight Management Program offers nutritional education and counseling. You’ll learn about the importance of what you eat, and receive individualized meal planning with healthy, calorie-conscious plans.

Our weight loss specialists work with you to identify sustainable ways to use food as a tool in your weight loss journey.

Meal plans, food logs, and other educational resources enable you to take control of your food choices with a team in your corner rooting for your success. By understanding what food groups, portions, and meal times work best for your body, you’ll be on your way to better health.

Meal planning can be used in combination with other weight loss solutions like QUICK 20 and behavioral support.

Do you find yourself reaching for snacks when you’re bored? Does food offer emotional support? To address your eating habits and facilitate healthy weight loss, our team works with you to develop a calorie-conscious eating plan that’s right for you.

By remaining mindful about what you consume, food can become an ally in your journey (instead of a temptation).

Our team believes in empowering patients so that they have the tools to determine what to eat, when to eat, and how to maintain progress.

We offer you education, empathy, and accountability around food choices.

We offer you education, empathy, and accountability around food choices.

Weight Loss Medication

Among weight loss procedures without surgery, Queen’s non-surgical weight loss program considers medication an option for the right candidates.

Several emerging pharmaceutical treatments have been approved for treating obesity. These drugs can facilitate weight loss of up to 10% over the course of a year.

While they often are not covered by health plans and can be expensive, when used wisely, these newer medications can be an optional support tool that works best when combined with a robust program of support.

Weight loss drugs are only considered after a thorough evaluation of the medical and psychological health conditions affecting your weight loss. They are used in conjunction with a well-rounded treatment regimen.

Although nothing is a substitute for nutrition management and lifestyle, some patients truly benefit from the extra restraint that medications provide.

Only a bariatric doctor can determine what will be best for you given your specific conditions and weight loss goals.

Behavioral Therapy for Weight Loss

For many patients, snacking between meals and “mindless eating” interfere with their weight loss goals.

These behaviors are not a matter of finding the right diet or exercising more, but highlight the psychological side of weight loss and patients’ relationship to food.

While education is a key element in weight loss, it’s not the only element.

The psychologists and mental health professionals at Queen’s Comprehensive Weight Management Program work with patients to identify the root cause of their illness through therapy.

Once you discover why you overeat, you’re on the right track to changing your eating habits.

Our mental health experts can work with you to understand the driving forces behind overeating and help you develop lifelong strategies for overcoming them.

Comorbidities Management

Overweight patients often suffer from other medical conditions. Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and urinary incontinence among them. Even cancer has been associated with obesity.

Our team will coordinate a plan of care with your other doctors to help ensure that your weight loss measures align with your health goals.

We will provide medical advice that treats not only your weight loss goals but takes into account other illnesses you suffer as a result of, or in conjunction with, being overweight.

Comorbidities can complicate your treatment for weight loss. In order to set you up for success, Queen’s Comprehensive Weight Management is committed to a coordinated approach to your health.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Weight Loss without Surgery

You might ask yourself: why would I see a doctor for non-surgical weight loss? Can’t I just start eating right and exercising?

While it’s certainly possible to lose weight on your own, individuals who have a robust support network are more likely to lose weight and keep it off.

Here are other important things to consider:

  1. Losing weight is great, but keeping it off can be tough.
    Our team of weight loss professionals can give you tools for lifelong weight management–not just quick weight loss.

    By trusting our expert, compassionate team for your weight loss needs, you’ll have access to the right tools for a healthier, happier lifestyle.

  2. Weight management is a journey that you don’t have to go alone.
    We’re with you before, during, and after you lose weight to offer ongoing behavioral, nutritional, and medical support. By working with us, you’re enlisting partners who care about you and your weight loss journey.
  3. Weight loss drugs require a prescription.
    If we determine that you would benefit from medication you’ll need to consult a bariatric doctor.

    Our team is well-versed in the pharmaceutical options for weight loss and can help you determine if this is the best path for you.

Non-surgical weight loss programs go hand-in-hand with the treatment of other medical conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep Disorders/Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Cardiovascular Diseases

Your primary care physician may refer you to a weight-loss specialist if you suffer from the conditions listed above or other medical conditions. Or you may choose to reach out to the Queen’s weight management team on your own.

Candidates for our non-surgical medical weight loss programs must have a body mass index (BMI) of 27 or more.

As a general rule, those with a BMI greater than 40 qualify and would likely benefit from surgical weight loss. If you have significant comorbidities, surgical weight loss is recommended for those with a BMI of 35 or higher.

From a medical perspective, a person is overweight if their BMI falls within the 25-30 range. (Remember that you need to have a BMI of at least 27 to qualify for Queen’s non-surgical weight loss program).

If you have a BMI of over 30, you’re considered obese. Rather than using terms such as morbid obesity, the CDC considers classes of obesity:

  • 30-35 BMI: Class 1 Obesity
  • 35-40 BMI: Class 2 Obesity
  • 40+: Class 3 Obesity

While it can be challenging to lose weight if you have a BMI above 40 through non-surgical measures, it’s certainly possible. Our team is here to help you decide which option is best for you.

If you have a comorbid condition such as Type 2 Diabetes then surgical measures to treat your weight may be justified with a BMI as low as 30.

Our best advice is to contact us.

Surgery requires time for recovery. While those receiving surgical weight loss do not generally spend a lot of time recovering (patients may only be in the hospital for a day), non-surgical weight loss means zero recovery time and no hospital stay.

At the same time, the weight you will lose from surgical intervention will typically be much more dramatic in much less time than non-surgical procedures and methods.

Compared to non-surgical weight management strategies, bariatric surgery leads to greater body weight loss and a higher remission of Type 2 diabetes.

Whether surgical or non-surgical intervention makes sense depends on you as the patient, your medical history, current health, and any other medical conditions you may have.

Deciding that you need help in controlling your weight is the first step in your success story.

When you arrive at one of our four weight loss locations, you’ll receive:

  • A physical examination
  • A detailed review of your health history
  • Blood work and other studies (if necessary)

The information gathered will help us determine what non-surgical weight loss program is right for you.

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Non-Surgical Weight Loss Tailored to Your Individual Needs

Remember: there is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss. Queen’s non-surgical weight loss team is here for you. Together, we will create a custom plan that suits your needs as a patient and person.

If you’re ready to get started, contact us today!

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