Weight Loss

The true goal of any weight loss program, medical, commercial or otherwise, should be long-term weight loss maintenance. Remember that the the goal of treatment for obesity, much like other diseases (such as diabetes and hypertension) is control not cure. We do not have the medical advances yet to "cure" obesity forever, but we can keep it under control just like we control diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis.


Although diet and exercise protocols are very important adjuncts for a successful program, the current use of medication both anorectic (appetite control) and serotonin modulators (craving control) are necessary for the vast majority of patients not only to lose weight, but more importantly to maintain their weight loss.