Chicago Center for Women's Health
Urogynecologists located in Oak Lawn, Bedford Park, IL & Oak Lawn, IL
Take the first step towards a healthier future.
Long-term weight loss is a puzzle that sometimes requires medical help. The Chicago Center for Women's Health provides comprehensive medical weight loss services to help you achieve your ideal body and optimal health.
Schedule a consultation today and let's work together to unlock your full potential for a vibrant and fulfilling life.
What is Medical Weight Loss?
CCWH’s Medical Weight Loss program offers a science-driven and patient-centered approach with FDA approved medication that prioritizes health and safety while supporting individuals on their journey to achieving and maintaining a healthier weight. Our providers are trained to help you address the unique physiological factors that may contribute to weight gain.
Unlike ordinary diet or exercise plans, medical weight loss is a completely customized approach that takes into account your specific health challenges and goals.
What can I expect as part of my Medical Weight Loss plan?
Your treatment plan is tailored to your needs and starts with a personalized consultation.
We take a comprehensive approach to weight loss, including
- FDA approved medications for weight loss.
- Diagnostic testing, including bloodwork, body composition measurements, vitamin levels, and hormone panels.
- One-on-one guidance and nutritional counseling to help you navigate weight loss challenges, like eating at social events, emotional eating, or other obstacles.
What results can I expect with Medical Weight Loss?
Patients achieved 15%-20% (or more!) weight loss with a GLP-1 agonist along with a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity. Patients can also expect an improvement in weight-related medical conditions, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
Patients not on medication that can expect an average of 2.5%.
Why choose our Medical Weight Loss Services?
Backed by the latest medical research, our weight loss strategies incorporate evidence-based practices to optimize your success. From nutritional counseling to lifestyle modifications, we prioritize methods that are proven to work.
- Physician-guided Programs:
Our weight loss programs are carefully crafted and overseen by Dr. Furlong and her team of weight loss experts. With a focus on your overall well-being, we tailor solutions that consider your unique health profile, ensuring safety and effectiveness throughout your weight loss journey.
- FDA Approved Medications:
GLP-1 agonists, or glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists, represent a class of medications originally developed for managing type 2 diabetes but have shown remarkable effectiveness in promoting weight loss. By signaling feelings of fullness and reducing hunger, these medications help individuals consume fewer calories, leading to weight loss.
These medications mimic the action of the natural hormone GLP-1, which plays a crucial role in glucose metabolism and appetite regulation. When used specifically for weight loss, GLP-1 agonists offer a targeted and innovative approach to achieving and maintaining a healthier body weight.
- Customized Plans for Lasting Results:
We understand that every individual is different. Our personalized plans address not just the symptoms but the root causes of weight gain, providing you with sustainable results that go beyond quick fixes. You learn to eat right for your body type, metabolism, exercise needs, and weight loss goals. You’ll learn to create a diet plan that works for your lifestyle and preferences while also keeping you at a healthy weight.
- Holistic Health Perspective:
Our approach goes beyond just shedding pounds. We emphasize overall health improvement, aiming to enhance your vitality, energy levels, and mental well-being along with achieving a healthy weight. Hormone replacement therapy can lead to improved metabolism and a healthy weight. Hormone replacement therapy can be helpful if you experience weight-loss resistance.
- Ongoing Support and Monitoring:
Your journey doesn't end when you reach your goal weight. We provide continuous support, monitoring, and guidance to help you maintain your achievements and navigate potential challenges.
- Cutting-Edge Technology:
Utilizing the latest advancements in medical weight loss, we employ cutting-edge technology to track your progress, making adjustments as needed to ensure optimal results.
- Safe and Sustainable Results:
Our commitment to your health extends to ensuring that your weight loss is achieved safely and that the results are sustainable in the long term.
*Results are from a 68-week medical study of adults with obesity (BMI ≥30) and adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also had weight-related medical problems including high blood pressure or high cholesterol. People with type 2 diabetes were excluded. Both groups received instruction for a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity. 7% of people taking Wegovy® (92 people) left the medical study due to side effects, compared to 3.1% of people taking placebo (20 people).
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