Obesity is a Medical Condition

Benefits of Working with an Obesity Medicine Specialist

FAQs  •  August 5, 2019

Working with an Obesity Medicine Specialist: How will this improve your weight loss success?

For most people, losing weight is an up and down battle. This is because there are physiologic changes that occur with weight loss that increase appetite and promote weight regain. When working with an Obesity Medicine doctor, your nutrition, lifestyle, and medication regimen can be supported so that you are not only able to lose more weight than without the support, but you will be able to keep the weight off.

Weight loss statistics and percentage of weight loss with each intervention:

  1. Comprehensive lifestyle intervention with 2 medical support visits per month: up to 10% weight loss in 6 months.
  2. Using an FDA-approved, anti-obesity medication to control appetite and to make your metabolic physiology for favorable: an average of 3-9.8% additional weight loss over 1 year, depending upon medication used.
  3. Being a part of the Optifast Medical Meal Replacement program: an average of another 12% weight loss in 6 months.

At Medical Weight Loss of Cherry Hill, Dr. Dishler can employ these modalities together along with intensive moral support to promote up to 30% weight loss without surgery or extreme measures.


Elyse Dishler, M.D.
Medical Weight Loss of Chery Hill


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Optifast Program website and patient information.

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