Our commitment to your weight loss goes beyond traditional dieting. As experts in weight management, we realize how hard it is to lose weight and even harder to maintain that loss in today's high fat, high calorie, remote-control culture. We offer weight loss programs that are medically supervised and provide strong coaching support and education.
What sets us above all other diets is our focus on lifestyle skills. We provide lifelong skill-based weight loss training, not magic pills and quick fixes. Our team of experts will medically supervise your weight loss and help you learn and practice the lifestyle skills that will empower you to keep the weight off. Our coaching support will help you achieve measurable goals and discover the important lifelong solutions for managing your health.
The HMR Program for Weight ManagementTM
Our clinic-based program is more than just a diet, the HMR Program for Weight ManagementTM provides you with lifelong skills for your health and weight management. Unlike other diets, our commitment to you goes well beyond traditional dieting. We know that any low calorie diet can help you lose weight. The challenge is keeping the weight off after the diet is over. We see successful weight management as a matter of acquiring new skills, not just learning new information. We teach these skills in specially designed weekly weight loss classes and medical check-ins, and then again in our extensive maintenance program. We will work closely with you as you learn and practice these new skills until they become an automatic part of your daily life.
Surgical Program for Weight Loss
If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, or if you have life-threatening problems associated with your weight such as sleep apnea, hypertension, heart disease or diabetes, you may want to consider weight loss surgery. Our surgeons offer two types of bariatric surgery at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita: the "gold standard" Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Lap-Band®.
Both gastric bypass and Lap-Band® are powerful tools that can help you manage your weight and, most important, your health. By itself it is not a cure. It must be followed by a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.
About our Doctors
Justin Moore M.D., Medical Director of Via Christi Weight Management and Division Chief of Endocrinology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.
Brent A. Lancaster M.D., General surgeon at Wichita Surgical Specialists and Clinical Assistant Professor University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Surgery.
Dr. Howes, M.D., General surgeon at Wichita Surgical Specialists, Clinical Instructor at University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita, Department of Surgery.
Whether you have 10 pounds or 200 pounds to lose, we will partner with you to select the right program for your health and nutrition needs.
Your first step toward weight loss starts with a free orientation seminar. Call 316-689-5232 to sign up for the free seminar.