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Weight Management Specialist

Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa

Edit Hegyi, MD, PhD

Primary Care, Anti-Aging, & Functional Medicine located in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

If you’ve tried to lose weight without seeing results, you aren’t alone, and you aren’t out of hope. At Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa in San Diego, California, Edit Hegyi, MD, PhD, creates individualized weight management plans and supports you as you work toward your goals. To find out more about weight management and the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight, call Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa, or book your consultation online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

Medical weight management is a way to safely lose weight if you’re overweight or obese and unhappy with your body. Being overweight and obese comes with a number of health risks and can cause emotional and social complications like low self-esteem and anxiety.

With medical weight management at Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa, you can be sure you’re on the right track to losing weight with a personalized plan from Dr. Hegyi.

Unlike crash diets and other weight-loss strategies, medical weight management is guided and supervised by a doctor. Dr. Hegyi helps you aim for long-term, sustainable results, so you can avoid gaining the weight back shortly after you complete your program. She teaches you the new habits and skills you need to stay at a healthy weight and improve your wellbeing. 

How does weight management work?

Dr. Hegyi’s weight management plans at Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa are highly individualized to meet your needs.

Before you start your weight management plan, you meet with Dr. Hegyi for an evaluation and a physical exam. She asks about your medical history and may have you take a comprehensive metabolic assessment. She includes the following components in your plan:

Nutritional guidance and support

Dr. Hegyi helps you improve your diet with nutritional guidance. She might recommend certain diet plans or calorie counts and may ask that you keep a journal of what you eat. To make sure you get the nutrition you need, she might also recommend nutritional supplements to support your new diet. 

Physical activity recommendations

As part of your plan, Dr. Hegyi might encourage you to add specific physical activity to your routine to help boost your metabolism. 

Weight management medications

If you have certain medical issues related to your weight or if diet and exercise alone can’t help you reach your goals. Certain medications can control your appetite, decrease the amount of dietary fat your body absorbs, or improve your energy.

What are the health benefits of weight management?

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight for someone of your age, gender, and height reduces your chances of developing weight-related health issues. It can also help control health issues related to your weight that already exist.

Excess body fat is linked to the following health conditions and complications:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain

Losing weight also helps improve your mobility and flexibility. Dr. Hegyi helps you name specific goals and milestones related to your health to work toward in your program. 

Weight loss doesn’t have to be impossible or unsafe. To book your consultation for medically supervised weight management, call Silvergate Medical Center and Medical Spa, or book an appointment online today.