Bariatric Surgeon & Medical Weight Loss Physician located in Austin, TX & Cedar Park, TX
Medical weight loss is a world apart from fad diets because you get consistent help from a team of medical professionals. At NuSelf Bariatrics, highly respected bariatric physician Sashi Ganta, MD, and his dedicated team offer medical weight-loss programs with a proven track record of success. With two office locations in Austin and Cedar Park, Texas, telehealth is also available with easy direct product shipment all over the state of Texas. Book your appointment online or by phone today.
Medical Weight Loss Q & A
What is a medical weight-loss program?
NuSelf Bariatrics uses a combination approach to weight loss. The multipronged program includes:
The New Direction® medical weight-loss program from the Robard Corporation has several different forms. New Direction programs are complete ketogenic food replacement plans.
New Direction plans are designed by leading medical experts to help you lose weight rapidly and safely. All products are safely manufactured using strict standards, and the Robard Corporation backs all products with a quality guarantee.
Medication can help you lose weight when diet and exercise just aren’t enough. NuSelf Bariatrics offers both temporary and long-term medicines based on your individual needs. Some patients need a combination of medication.
Your medication choice depends on your current health, medical history, and how you responded to weight loss medication in the past along with other individual factors. Some of the medications available include phentermine, Lomaira®, Belviq®, Qsymia®, Topamax®, and Contrave®.
Lifestyle changes are a critical part of medical weight loss at NuSelf Bariatrics. Dr. Ganta and the NuSelf Bariatrics dietician design a personalized program for you, and Dr. Ganta teaches you how to alter your behaviors for lasting healthy change. NuSelf Bariatrics also gives you access to support groups.
Usually, the program has several phases that last a total of six months. You'll typically come to NuSelf Bariatrics for either weekly or biweekly appointments during this time. Men lose an average of four to six pounds weekly, and women typically drop three to five pounds a week.
Am I a good candidate for medical weight loss?
The best candidates for the medical weight loss program have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, or a BMI of 27 or more if you have coexisting conditions like hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, or obstructive sleep apnea.
If you can’t lose weight on your own, a medical weight-loss program can give you the support and structure you need to succeed. If you previously lost weight through bariatric surgery or medical weight loss but have gained some or all of it back, a medical weight-loss program at NuSelf Bariatrics can help you get back to a healthy weight.
Medical weight loss isn't right for everyone, but that's why a consultation is so important. Dr. Ganta can evaluate your needs and recommend a customized medical weight-loss solution for you.
NuSelf Bariatrics offers telehealth with direct product shipping all over Texas as well as onsite appointments, so call either office or use online scheduling to learn how medical weight loss can help you.