Medically Managed Weight Loss
If your weight is affecting your health, Lancaster General Health Physicians Healthy Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery can help. Using the New Direction Weight Control System, this physician-directed, clinically supervised medical weight management programs focus on minimizing health risks such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high-blood pressure and other conditions that can be affected by weight. Designed for overweight or obese adults ages 18 to 70, these programs provide a non-surgical option for individuals who want to lose weight to regain health and improve quality of life.
Multiple options to meet your needs
We offer two tiers of medical weight management services in addition to a surgical option. Patients can move between all three levels of care, depending on need and physician recommendation.
Tier One: One-on-One Consultation includes 1 to 1 consult with the bariatrician. Ongoing office visits may include: nutrition education and other services such as exercise oversight, as needed.
Tier Two: Low-Calorie Diet (LCD) or Very Low-Calorie Diet (VLCD) takes advantage of meal replacement products to reduce caloric intake while patients learn healthy habits and long-term weight maintenance strategies. The program includes mandatory weekly classes on nutrition, behavior modification, and active lifestyle improvements. This intense program lasts approximately 14 weeks.
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A multidisciplinary team approach to help you reach your goals
Lawrence A. Wieger, DO, is board-certified in both bariatrics and family medicine. Since 2001, he has helped people who struggle with weight management. As director of the medical weight management program, he oversees a clinical team that includes registered dietitians and exercise physiologists, all working together to help you reach your weight loss goals. We focus on individual needs to address long-term lifestyle behaviors.
A facility designed to make you feel welcome
Healthy Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery is housed in our beautifully appointed Healthy Weight Management Center, offering the area’s only program with an on-site fitness center and fully equipped demonstration kitchen. Join us for a free informational seminar to learn more.
For more information
To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wieger, please call 717-544-2935.