Are you worried about weight gain during the holidays?

Friday, November 20, 2020

By: Christina Nguyen, MD

Want a plan to help keep you on track?

Northeast Georgia Physician’s Group (NGPG) Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) is one of the region’s only weight loss centers to offer surgical and nonsurgical weight loss options.  

To meet the needs of our entire community, we offer multiple nonsurgical weight loss options. We understand that surgery is not the best solution for every patient and customize your treatment to your unique needs.  

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We now also have access to a new FDA-cleared prescription weight loss device called Plenity that helps you feel fuller, so you eat less. Plenity is our latest tool to treat patients who are struggling with their weight. We are one of the first in the nation to offer this new FDA-cleared prescription weight management tool. The device is a first-of-its-kind tool made from naturally derived building blocks cellulose and citric acid. 

While Plenity will be widely available in 2021, NGPG BMI is a part of the Early Prescribing Program.  This means we have a limited supply of prescriptions for our patients with BMI 25 to 40 in 2020. Patients on Plenity will take three capsules twice a day, 20 minutes before lunch and dinner, with 16 ounces of water. 

FDA approved weight loss medications 

For patients who have a BMI over 27 with one weight-related medical condition or BMI over 30, there are a variety of FDA approved weight loss medications such as Saxenda, Qsymia, Contrave, or Xenical. 

Learn more about NGPG’s anti-obesity pharmacotherapy program.

Meal replacement program 

The NGPG team uses Optifast meal replacement program. This is a clinically proven and medically monitored meal replacement system. If you choose to use a meal replacement program, you will receive meal packages, education, and ongoing nutrition support throughout your journey. 

Learn more about NGPG’s meal replacement program

Non-invasive weight loss option 

For patients who want to explore other FDA approved non-invasive options, NGPG can also offer gastric balloon treatment. Intragastric balloon is approved for patients with a body mass index between 30 and 40. If a patient chooses this option, we will work with the surgical weight loss team to coordinate treatment.  

Learn more about NGPG’s Gastric Balloon Procedure

Your obesity management specialist will outline the best options for your case and work hand in hand with you on your journey. 

Obesity Management Team 

NGPG uses a team approach to weight loss. The multidisciplinary team is led by board-certified obesity management specialists and includes a registered dietician, behavioral specialist, clinical pharmacist, and experienced nurses. 

Our goal is twofold; we want to help patients achieve their weight loss goals while also improving their quality of life, preventing weight loss related complications, and decreasing existing complications due to obesity. 

Meet the obesity management team

Start Now!

Start your weight loss journey today! Schedule an appointment by calling 770-219-9200 or visiting the NGPG Bariatric & Metabolic Institute.

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