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Bariatrics: Nonsurgical Weight Loss Options
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Nonsurgical Weight Loss Options


The New Direction® Program

One of the most effective non-surgical treatment options is the New Direction® program, a comprehensive weight management system that has helped people lose weight and embrace healthy habits for more than 30 years.

New Direction® offers two comprehensive weight management systems. Both involve a three-step program that starts with rapid weight loss using New Direction® nutri¬tional products, then transitions you to shopping and cooking for yourself within prescribed guidelines and finally works with you to maintain your weight loss and sustain your new, healthy behaviors.

When you have completed the program, you will have a healthier relationship with food and new habits that can last a lifetime.

As part of the New Direction program, required weekly classes will help you learn more about nutrition, exercise and healthy habits and give you practical tips, such as how to prepare healthy meals and incorporate more physical activity into your day.

Medical Weight Management

Our Medical Weight Management program begins with an initial assessment by a board certified physician* and a registered dietitian* to determine any underlying factors contributing to weight gain or an inability to lose weight. The program combines treatment, education, behavior modification, ongoing motivation and routine follow up to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals. Certain medications may be available if appropriate to assist in your weight loss. Additional sessions with our psychologist and exercise specialist are also incorporated as needed.

 *In the spirit of keeping you well informed the physician(s) identified are neither agents or employees of Central DuPage Hospital or any of its affiliate member organizations. They have chosen our facilities as the place they wish to treat and care for their private patients.