CentraCare Weight Management uses individual and group appointments with physicians, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, behavior specialists and exercise experts to work with you to address all aspects of weight loss. These appointments take place either at Lifestyle Health in the new St. Cloud Area Family YMCA Community and Aquatics Center or at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus, adjacent to St. Cloud Hospital.
Education, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and ongoing support are important parts of our program. Through every phase, our clients are treated with compassion and respect in a comfortable and reassuring atmosphere. We are committed to helping you reach your weight loss goals and provide support for long-term weight maintenance.
We have a variety of options for you to consider:
- Medical Weight Management
- Wellness Weight Management
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015, this is a great alternative for you if you have a BMI between 30 and 40 and are considering surgery. A balloon is placed in the stomach (via a tube in the mouth) for six months. You can expect to lose 10-20 percent of your body weight during that time and will receive six months of follow-up care following the removal of the balloon. Cost is $8,500 and not covered by insurance. For more information, check out CentraCare Health’s Orbera® Weight Management webpage or view our online seminar.
- Bariatric Surgery
This option might be best for you if you have a BMI more than 40 or a BMI greater than 35 and are experiencing obesity-related medical conditions. Historically, our clients lose between 25 and 40 percent of their weight and are down an average of 33 percent after four years. There are three surgical options available and clients will receive ongoing follow-up care. Cost is covered by insurance. For more information, check out CentraCare Health’s Surgical Weight Management webpage or view our online seminar.
Not sure where to start? Check out our Weight Management Decision Aid.
Call 320-240-2828 to schedule an appointment for Weight Management services.Upcoming Classes