About Our Program

We understand the battle to reach and maintain a healthy weight is highly personal, and that one-size-fits-all diet programs or surgery may not be the right answer for you. Weight loss is complicated; it can be affected by stress, sleep quality and various other factors.

That’s why we’ve developed a robust non-surgical weight management options built around four key components: medical, nutrition, lifestyle modfication, and physicial activity. It’s a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to weight management, combining scientific research, sound nutrition and our extensive team of clinical experts.

Medical weight management is for patients with a Body Mass Index 30+ or 27-29.9 with an obesity related condition such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or sleep apnea. Some services may not be safe if currently on dialysis, pregnant, or undergoing cancer treatment. A patient advocate can answer questions about program limitations.

New Beginning Program

New Beginning is medically supervised by an Obesity Medicine Physician and includes intensive lifestyle intervention, partial meal replacement, weekly follow-up, and interactive group education sessions with a Clinical Dietitian.
This program incorporates long-term engagement and proven strategies for sustainable weight loss. A commitment of at least 12 weeks is required. Weekly group sessions are available virtually, with in person appointments with a Dietitian and Physician. Meal replacement products are available at the weight loss center, and meal plans are developed individually.
The first appointment is a detailed assessment with the physician that includes an EKG, Body Composition, and Metabolic Labs. After the assessment, patients are scheduled for an orientation with the dietitian where you will learn about meal plans, nutrition needs, and expected weight loss.

Medical Nutrition

Weight Loss Center clinical dietitians specialize in weight management and obesity treatment. They work with patients individually to create a plan of care that is driven by research backed strategies for success and personally achievable to maintain long-term.

It is important to understand weight loss goals and current lifestyle so new habits can be incorporated that are realistic. Because obesity affects most all other health conditions, our dietitians collaborate with Primary Care Physicians and Specialists.

Obesity Medicine Physician

Obesity medicine Diplomates are certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), as experts in treating obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity. They utilize therapeutic interventions including diet, physical activity, lifestyle change and pharmacotherapy.

The UC Health Weight Loss Center demonstrates a comprehensive weight management approach by employing all specialties to help patients lose weight including nutrition, behavioral health, obesity medication, lifestyle intervention, physical activity, metabolic treatment, and bariatric surgery.

Getting Started

The first step is to sign up for a virtual Informational Seminar. During the seminar, you will learn more about our program and pricing, and discuss the health issues that relate to obesity.

Attend a FreeEducational Seminar

Take the first step to achieve long-term, healthy weight loss success. Our free weight loss seminar is a great way learn more, ask questions and explore your options.