The Medical Weight Loss Advantage
Medical weight loss uses proven strategies to encourage healthy weight loss through a combination of diet, medical intervention and behavioral modification.
Dr. Scinta is an expert in the science of obesity, and can address the causes of weight gain in your life. Through medical weight loss, the Medical Weight Loss of New York team can address the biological, psychological and behavioral elements that have contributed to your personal struggle with excess weight.
Our medical weight loss programs include:
- Ongoing guidance and support
- Nutritional counseling to help you develop healthier eating habits
- OPTIFAST® meal replacement products to cut calories while giving you greater control over your eating habits
- Weight loss medications including appetite suppressants to encourage weight loss
Throughout your medical weight loss program, Medical Weight Loss of New York will work together with your primary care physician to ensure that you are receiving optimal care.
Obesity Medicine in New York
Obesity is a medical problem, and if left untreated it can lead to further health complications. Medical weight loss combines elements of psychiatry, nutritional counseling, personal fitness training and internal medicine to make fundamental changes in your life to help you become healthier.
Through our medical weight loss programs, you have access to innovative tools and strategies that can help you lose weight.
Meal Replacement Diet
We offer the OPTIFAST meal replacement products as part of a medical weight loss program. These are low-calorie, nutritionally dense items that replace the standard foods in your diet. While on the OPTIFAST program, you can cut calories, lose weight and be free of constant hunger.
Weight Loss Medications
Weight loss medications are proven to be safe and effective when used under physician guidance and supervision. Dr. Scinta prescribes weight loss medications such as appetite suppressants to reduce hunger and encourage weight loss.
Finding Medical Causes
Some medical conditions increase your risk of becoming obese. Dr. Scinta is an expert at identifying and successfully treating undiagnosed medical conditions, helping you break past barriers that might have prevented you from losing weight in the past.
Getting Started with Medical Weight Loss
Your medical weight loss program starts with a free consultation. During that initial appointment, we will review your personal and medical history and determine what weight loss program is ideal for you.
As soon as you are ready to get started, Dr. Scinta will evaluate:
- Your diet
- Exercise habits
- Lifestyle factors that may influence weight lossYour body mass index
- Metabolic profile
- Ideal weight loss
Together with your primary care physician, Dr. Scinta will conduct an overall health review; including an assessment of what medications you are on and what underlying health factors may be present.
Your journey to a healthier lifestyle starts with your first visit. From your very first meeting with us, you will be equipped with knowledge, tools and support to initiate healthy changes in your life. As soon as you are ready to make the commitment to medical weight loss, you can start losing weight.