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Weight loss

Live lighter - medically supervised rapid and significant weight loss

At Ascension Via Christi Weight Management our commitment to your weight loss goes well beyond traditional dieting. What sets us above all other diets is our focus on lifestyle skills. With practice you will become an expert in maintaining your weight and your health.

We offer two programs that can be tailored to fit your needs:

  • HMR Program for Weight Management using HMR weight-loss meal replacement products
  • Via Christi's Surgical Program for Weight Management

HMR Program for Weight Management

More than just a diet, the HMR Program for Weight Management offers scientifically sound, research-driven diet plans you can live with - no gimmicks or false promises. We take a common-sense approach to cutting calories with foods that are low-calorie, great tasting and filling.

Our program features:

  • A state-of-the-art maintenance program that focuses on lifestyle strategies essential to long-term weight management
  • Weekly lifestyle education classes offering specific strategies for losing weight and managing your health
  • The support of a personal weight loss coach to help you set and achieve your goals

Surgical weight loss

Surgical weight loss, which dramatically reduces the stomach's capacity, is performed at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Wichita as a treatment option for extreme obesity. Patients must meet the National Institutes of Health's guidelines for weight loss surgery selection and undergo a rigorous patient screening and education process before being referred to surgeons. To help ensure the goal of long-term weight loss, the surgery is combined with patient education and behavior modification.

If you are 100 or more pounds overweight, or if you have life-threatening problems associated with your weight such as sleep apnea, hypertension, heart disease or diabetes, you might want to consider weight loss surgery. Our surgeons are the most experienced in the region and offer the "gold standard" Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric banding (LAP-BAND®) and gastric sleeve surgical techniques at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

Getting started

New classes begin monthly. Enroll online or call 316-689-5232 (toll-free 855-767-5232) or visit the Ascension Via Christi Weight Management website.

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