Weight Loss Programs Chicago

Weight Loss Surgery

altBariatric Surgery Options
Traditional weight loss surgery includes gastric banding and gastric bypass, usually followed by abdominoplasty and liposuction. However as Dr. Katsaros has demonstrated in published literature, in many cases (see picture below), abdominoplasty alone can achieve immediate and lasting weight loss with better quality of life than gastric bypass. 

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Weight Loss Pills

weight_loss_pillsFor most patients, weight gain is usually secondary to obesity (excessive fat). However for a few patients, fluid retention is a major component of their weight.
 
At ShapeMedUSA.com, we track a patient’s body weight, fat weight and water weight. If the water weight content is high, the patient has venous studies performed to assess venous circulation. Excessive water weight is treated by sodium restriction, salt substitution and diuretics.

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Diet

wieghtlossThere is such a variety of diet programs, that it is often hard for a patient to know what’s right: Weight watchers, Slim Fast, Atkins, South Beach, NutriSystem, Jenny Craig, eDiet, Joy Bauer At ShapeMedUSA we have  an easy to follow, nutritious and healthy weight loss program that involvesonly five things to remember:

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Medication

weight_loss_pillsWeight gain may be due to excess fat or fluid accumulation. At ShapeMedUSA, we track a patient’s fat, water and protein content and adjust our medication accordingly. If the water weight content is high, the patient has venous studies performed to assess venous circulation. Excessive water weight is treated by sodium restriction, salt substitution and diuretics. 

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Nutrition

nutritionThe Rationalle the ShapeMedUSA Diet program is as follows:  Eggs. Skip the bagel this morning. Eggs, which are full of protein, will help you feel fuller longer-a lot longer. A multicenter study of 30 overweight or obese women found that those who ate two scrambled eggs (with two slices of toast and a reduced-calorie fruit spread) consumed less for the next 36 hours than women who had a bagel breakfast of equal calories. Other research has shown that protein may also prevent spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to food cravings.

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