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Weight Loss Specialist

Excelsis Health

Board-Certified Obesity Medicine Specialists & Lifestyle Medicine located in Marietta, GA

Lasting weight loss requires dedication and expert guidance. Experienced board-certified obesity medicine specialist Angelina Cain, MD, offers the specialized advice you need at Excelsis Health in the Marietta, Georgia, office. Dr. Cain designs a customized strategy that considers your needs, so don’t delay starting your weight loss journey. Call the office or schedule a consultation online for help today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a comprehensive physician-supervised plan to shed excess weight. At Excelsis Health, leading board-certified obesity medicine specialist, Dr. Cain, manages your weight loss program using scientifically proven strategies for success.

What does medical weight loss involve?

At Excelsis Health, Dr. Cain addresses every aspect of your health to help you lose weight. These include:

Meal replacement

Meal replacement is usually the initial phase of your medical weight loss program. Optifast liquid meal replacements give you all the nutrition you need in one shake. 

Meal replacement helps you lose weight rapidly — patients lose 15% of their extra weight in this 18-week program. 

Nutritional management

With nutritional management, Dr. Cain helps you make dietary changes needed to lose weight and improve your general health. 

It's common to have vitamin and mineral deficiencies when overweight or obese, so Dr. Cain designs an eating plan that corrects those shortages. Essentially, you'll learn to use food as medicine. 

Lifestyle management

Lifestyle management includes help with the different factors that can influence weight loss. 

Some of the services included in lifestyle management are meal planning, sleep changes, and stress reduction. 

Medication management

Many people who need to lose weight have metabolic syndrome, including high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. These conditions increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. 

Many people take medications for these conditions, but they can cause side effects in some cases. Dr. Cain can adjust your medicines as needed. 

Weight loss medication

Weight loss medication can help you meet your weight loss goals with nutritional management, lifestyle management, and other strategies. 

Dr. Cain prescribes FDA-approved obesity medications based on your medical needs. 

This combination of weight-loss strategies is a proven path to success. 

Do I need to have bariatric surgery to succeed with medical weight loss?

Bariatric surgery can be very effective in starting your weight loss, but it’s not always necessary. Dr. Cain can assess your candidacy and help you decide if bariatric surgery is right for you. 

Regardless of whether you have bariatric surgery, medical weight loss can give you the foundation you need to lose weight safely. 

Call the office or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about the medical weight loss program at Excelsis Health.