What can you gain with weight loss?
Let’s be honest – losing weight is not easy, whether you have 10 extra pounds or many more. Many women try all kinds of diets, supplements and exercise programs, but fail to realize any long-term weight loss.
You win with weight loss
The many medical benefits of weight loss can include:
- Lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke
- Reducing or eliminating type 2 diabetes
- Improving fertility
- Eliminating back, knee and joint pain
- Improving sleep
We can help
Fairview and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview offer a variety of ways to help you lose weight, including:
- Nutritional counseling
- Medical Weight Management programs
- Weight loss surgery
- CAN DO Healthy Lifestyle Program
Here’s some more information about each of those programs.
Ask your primary care doctor for a referral for a Fairview dietitian. You will meet one-on-one to discuss ways you can improve your nutrition to meet your goals. Insurance coverage varies.
Medical Weight Management programs
Led by internal medicine doctors who specialize in weight loss and nutrition, we help patients achieve long-term weight loss using a non-surgical approach. We create a personal diet and exercise plan that will help you reach your weight loss goals.
The Medical Weight Management program at Fairview Southdale Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is ideal for people ages 18 and older with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more and who weigh less than 500 pounds. It is designed for those who need assistance losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Learn more about this program
The Lifestyle Medicine and Weight Management program at Fairview Lakes Clinic focuses on using lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy weight. You’ll spend an hour with a doctor, then he or she will work with you to create a plan to address your physical, mental and psychological needs. You’ll also meet with an exercise therapist to develop a workout plan. You will meet with the doctor every two to four weeks over several months, based on your individual needs. You can attend group classes, health coaching sessions and a support group. Learn more about this program.
Weight loss surgery
If you have roughly 100 pounds of excess weight you’d like to lose – you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery. During weight-loss surgery, the surgeon actually modifies your digestive system so you feel full sooner, eat less and lose weight.
Weight-loss surgery is a serious commitment and a very personal decision. Our weight-loss specialists at Fairview Southdale Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, have helped thousands of women lose weight and can put together a plan that works for you.
To learn more about your weight-loss options visit the Weight Loss Clinic at Fairview Southdale Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. You can watch an online seminar, read patient stories or register for a free information session.
CAN DO Healthy Lifestyle Program
CAN DO goes beyond diet and exercise. Offered by Fairview Physician Associates, this program focuses on the what and how of lifestyle change. CAN DO health coaches work with you to help you regain your health by changing your activity, appetite and attitude to make lasting positive improvement in your health. Start with a free overview. Then, schedule a private assessment, followed by consults in person, by e-mail or by phone to fit your schedule. CAN DO is very affordable at $315 for a six-month program. Call 952-914-1800 to register.