Weight & Wellness Solutions

Weight & Wellness Solutions

Weight & WellnessWhen it comes to being overweight, there is no single culprit that can be identified. A variety of factors contribute to the problem of being overweight. If you are seeking a solution to your weight problem, you need to address all of the contributing factors. And that’s why Willis-Knighton has developed a program to do just that.

Willis-Knighton’s Weight & Wellness Solutions is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive weight management program with a team of healthcare professionals devoted to helping people establish healthy lifestyle habits, and we are ready to help you. Our multidisciplinary staff of physicians, counselors, dietitians and surgeons is prepared to offer you the full spectrum of healthcare. The team will conduct an assessment, including body mass index and waist circumference as well as the presence of existing disease or other risk factors. Then we will determine the program that is best for you and personalize it to your needs. We pledge to work closely with you in a partnership to achieve and maintain your weight management goals. WK Weight & Wellness Solutions is your door to the future of healthier living. When you succeed, we succeed.

Our programs are tailored to meet a variety of weight loss needs based on individual assessments. All of the WK Weight & Wellness Solution programs provide nutrition counseling with registered dietitians recognized as experts in weight management and patient focused group guidance counseling with behavior modification.

Healthy Lifestyles

The Healthy Lifestyles program, is a six-month continual diet, exercise and behavior modification program with education materials.

This program offers a fun and effective approach to weight loss, focusing on creating a healthier lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight for life. Anyone can reap health benefits of positive lifestyle changes if they improve their diet and nutrition, achieve and maintain an appropriate weight and incorporate physical activity into their lives.

This Healthy Lifestyles program will offer:

  • Measurement of Resting Metabolic Rate to determine each individuals resting caloric energy needs to develop an individualized weight loss plan
  • Exercise consultation with development of exercise plan designed to meet individual interest and needs with full access to the fitness center
  • Weekly group classes with dietitians and behavior counselors – printed education materials and workbooks will be included

Medically-Supervised Weight Loss

Weight & Wellness Solutions Medically-Supervised Weight Loss program, is a six-month, physician-directed program offering weight loss therapy that includes education, personalized attention and follow-up. Participants may choose to schedule an appointment with our internal medicine weight loss specialist or be followed by their own primary care physician to assist them in their weight loss efforts utilizing FDA approved weight loss medication. A commitment to attending sessions with behavior counselors, dietitians and exercise specialists facilitates success in this program.

This Medically-Supervised Weight Loss program offers:

  • Exercise consultation with development of exercise plan designed to meet individual interest and needs along with full access to the WK fitness and wellness centers
  • Appointment with physician to offer FDA approved weight control medications if medically appropriate and assessment for any additional underlying factors which may be contributing to weight gain (ex. Screening for Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Sleep Apnea etc. )
  • Monthly follow-up report are provided to the physician to evaluate progress and renew prescription
  • Weekly group classes with dietitians and behavior counselors.

Weight Loss Surgery

The Weight Loss Surgery program is for the individual who is 70 to 100 pounds overweight and is ready to undertake this life-changing procedure. The surgery program offers a comprehensive plan including dietary, behavior, exercise and medical support to prepare each individual for surgery. Support groups are offered monthly to help individuals adjust to their new healthy lifestyle.

This program Weight Loss Surgery Program offers:

  • Measurement of Resting Metabolic Rate to determine each individual’s resting caloric energy needs to develop an individualized weight loss plan
  • Exercise consultation with development of exercise plan designed to meet individual interest and needs with full access to the WK Fitness and Wellness Centers
  • Weekly group classes with dietitians and behavior counselors
  • Monthly support group meetings

For more information, please visit our Bariatric Surgery website.

Gastric Balloon

The gastric balloon procedure, performed in a Willis-Knighton Gastroenterology Laboratory, is a nonsurgical alternative for weight loss. The ORBERA® gastric balloon made of soft silicone is inserted into the stomach during an outpatient procedure and removed with a similar procedure six months later. During the six-month period, the balloon takes up space in your stomach, encouraging your body to adapt to healthier portion sizes. The technology and design of the balloon can help patients lose up to three times the weight when compared to diet and exercise alone.

To qualify for ORBERA you must:

  • Be an adult
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 to 40
  • Be willing to participate in a medically supervised program.

During the first six months, you use your ORBERA as a tool to aid in your weight loss. Over the next 12 months you work with your weight loss treatment and support team which includes your doctor, dietitian, exercise specialist and psychologist or counselor. This process is designed to help you maximize the benefits of the ORBERA weight loss system.

Getting Started

Are you ready for a healthier happier future? Let us help you get started. It’s as easy as calling (318) 212-4250.

Note: Some portions of WK Weight & Wellness programs may be covered by health insurance.