Obesity

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about obesity.

What is the success rate for a medically managed weight loss program compared to weight loss surgery?

Dr. Joe Northup discusses the success rate for a medically managed weight loss program compared to weight loss surgery. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Currently, weight loss surgery has a higher success rate than medically managed weight loss, but Premier Physician Network (PPN) doctors attribute that to weight loss surgery patients typically having more weight to lose.

PPN doctors say they see “tremendous success” among non-surgical, or medically managed, weight loss patients that are not only losing weight but keeping it off. 

They attribute the success to the program’s focus on education, behavioral changes, and exercise components that go along with the healthy eating guidance.

To learn more about the success rate for medically managed weight loss compared to weight loss surgery, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Mujeeb Siddiqui, DO, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; Registered Dietitian Laura Vikmanis, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center