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We'll work with you to create the  best weight loss solution

Let’s be honest – whether you have 10 extra pounds or many more, losing weight isn’t easy. Many people try all kinds of diets, supplements and exercise programs, but still fail to realize any long-term weight loss.

You win with weight loss
The medical benefits of weight loss can include:
• Lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke
• Reducing or eliminating type 2 diabetes
• Increasing energy levels
• Eliminating back, knee and joint pain
• Improving sleep and reducing sleep apnea effects

We can help
Fairview offers a variety of ways to help you lose weight, including:
• Nutritional counseling
• Medical Weight Management programs
• Weight loss surgery
• CAN DO Healthy Lifestyle Program

Nutrition counseling
Ask your primary care doctor for a referral to 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.

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 people 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 $350 for a six-month program. Call 952-914-1800 to register.
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