Medical Weight Loss
Medical weight loss does not rely on diet pills, fads, or surgery. Instead, it is weight management based on scientific evidence that focuses on the root causes of weight gain and obesity.
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss does not rely on diet pills, fads, or surgery. Instead, it is weight management based on scientific evidence that focuses on the root causes of weight gain and obesity. The board certified physicians at MediMax Obesity Institute view obesity as a chronic disease. Our approach to weight loss is multidimensional (focusing on nutritional, metabolic/biochemical, psychological and behavioral aspects) and relies on state of the art diagnostics. Because obesity is a chronic disease, we work with our patients to help them lose weight and maintain their results.*
What can I expect when I make an appointment?
As a medical institute, we are on the cutting edge of obesity medicine.* Our process is unique because we want to establish a doctor/patient relationship that is always tailored to your individual situation. Our approach includes:
- A medical history
- A physical exam
- A complete body composition scan
- Several lab tests
- An EKG (only for some patients)
- Education & support
- A private consultation
Medications are handed out at the end of your visit, if they are prescribed at the office. These medications are just an extra tool to help in the weight loss process.* Any follow-up appointments are scheduled monthly, depending on your progress.
Am I a candidate?
Anyone with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher can benefit from medical weight loss.* Having said that, BMI does not paint the whole picture of being overweight or obese. Many professional athletes have a BMI higher than 30, as muscle can skew the results. The SECA body composition scanner allows us to know how much lean muscle your body has and where it’s distributed.* By adding a waist measurement to the process, we can determine how much visceral fat is inside your abdomen.* You may also be a candidate if you experience other weight-related conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, heartburn/GERD, sleep disorders and even urinary incontinence.*
Request your consultation in British Columbia
Losing weight and keeping it off can be a frustrating experience. Many people struggle through the process and need help. It is understandable and completely acceptable to turn to weight loss professionals to help you achieve your weight loss goals. So why not turn to a team of medical professionals? Beyond helping people lose weight, we aim to improve the long-term health of our patients with our medical weight loss approach.* If you live in southwestern part of British Columbia, request an appointment at MediMax Obesity Institute today. We have three locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley. Give us a call at (604) 217-1827 or request your appointment online.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.