Partners in achieving a healthy lifestyle through a comprehensive weight-loss program
Supporting your personal health-improvement journey is the top priority of our professional medical team, led by Dr. Renuka Umashanker, a board-certified gastroenterologist. Working together, we’ll customize a weight-loss program to fit your specific medical needs, which may include a combination of bioelectrical body analysis, medical therapies, nutritional guidance and physical activity.
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Weight Loss Services
Our team of providers at the Healthy Weight Center of Connecticut offers professional supervision and support as you take the next step towards a healthier you and follow your comprehensive weight loss program. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to help you safely reach your healthy weight and sustain it far after you reach your goal. Our services include:
- Behavioral and lifestyle coaching to facilitate long-term weight maintenance
- Supervised short-term low calorie diet to jump start your weight loss
- Supervised use of FDA-approved medications management for weight loss
- Discussion of minimally invasive procedures for weight loss such as Intragastric Balloons
- Evaluation for referral for Bariatric Surgery in the appropriate patient
Medical Procedures for Weight Loss
A patient’s weight loss program may benefit from an FDA approved Intragastric Balloon system to help reach their goal sooner. For the right candidate – adults with Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 30 and ≤ 40 kg/m2, and who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone – these systems have proven to accelerate the weight loss process.
At the Healthy Weight Center of Connecticut we utilize the Obalon® and ORBERA® Balloon Systems to help you feel full and eat less. For the Obalon® Balloon System, up to three balloons are swallowed and inflated with air 2-4 weeks apart; no sedation is required. The ORBERA® system is a single balloon that is inserted after you are sedated and filled with fluid. These balloons are in place for 6 months as your body adapt to healthier portion sizes.
Healthy Weight Center of Connecticut is committed to supporting your weight loss goals. Visit our weight loss resources available to support your journey to a healthier you or contact us today to get started!