Telehealth Visits Available
Our team is here for our patients during this time of social distancing and COVID 19. TriHealth Weight Management is available for telehealth visits for new consults and established visits in both our medical and surgical weight management programs. Please call 513 862 4957 to set up your appointment.
Future Bariatric Surgery Support Group meetings at this time will be private Facebook Live meetings. Click here to like our TriHealth Weight Management page on Facebook. Click on the Groups tab and join the TriHealth Surgery Support Group. Call 513 862 4957 for any questions.
Welcome to TriHealth Weight Management. Thank you for choosing us to join you on your personalized journey to a healthier lifestyle.
We are a specialized team of providers and dieticians that work to help you reach your personal weight loss goal through surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs. Our bariatric surgeons George Kerlakian MD, Kevin Tymitz MD, and Katherine Meister MD; our bariatricians Nina Gray MD, Christine Wallace MD and Michelle Lopez Wiedemann MD; and the TriHealth Weight Management Team are Cincinnati's most experienced at helping patients lose weight and gain the skills to keep it off. We use a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach, where our professionals partner with you every step of the way through screening, participation and completion of the bariatric surgery program or the medically managed non-surgical weight loss program. We're invested in your success.
Being overweight or obese increases your risk for many diseases and conditions. The more you weigh, the more likely you are at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, and certain cancers. On the other hand, a healthy weight has many benefits: It helps you to lower your risk for developing these problems, helps you to feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.
Excess body weight is not the only health risk. The places where you store your body fat also affect your health. People with a "pear" shape tend to store fat in their hips and buttocks. Women with an "apple" shape store fat around their waists. Your waist circumference is also an important measurement to help you figure out your overall health risks. If most of your fat is around your waist, then you are more at risk for heart disease and diabetes. This risk increases with a waist measurement that is:
- Greater than 35 inches for women
- Greater than 40 inches for men
How do I know if I am overweight or obese?
Find out your body mass index (BMI). BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. People with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight. People with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese.
Successful, long-term weight control must focus on your overall health, not just on what you eat. Changing your lifestyle is not easy, but adopting healthy habits may help you manage your weight in the long run.
Effective weight-loss programs include ways to keep the weight off for good. These programs promote healthy behaviors that help you lose weight and that you can stick with every day.
For more information on non-surgical and surgical weight loss methods read on—this site will help you. To start your weight loss journey today, call 513 862 4957.