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Obesity Treatment Options
Making healthy changes
Lifestyle and behavior changes, such as making improvements to your diet and becoming more active can help lower weight. Talk to your primary care provider. Your provide may refer you to a dietitian.
When is medication prescribed for weight loss?
Your doctor may prescribe a weight loss medication in combination with healthy eating and exercise plans. Weight loss medications are only used if you have a BMI of 27 or higher, have obesity-related health issues, and other weight loss methods have not been effective.
Am I candidate for weight-loss surgery?
Your doctor will only recommend weight loss surgery if you have a BMI of 40 or higher, or have a BMI of 35-39.9 and a serious obesity-related health issue. Surgery options include:
Gastric bypass surgery
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)
MaineHealth is committed to lowering levels of obesity
MaineHealth has made preventing and reducing obesity levels a top priority.
Talk with your doctor about your options for weight loss. We are committed to helping our patients reach their weight loss goals and be as healthy as they can be.
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