Medical Weight Loss

BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Vishnu Subramani, M.D.

Bariatric Medicine & Internal Medicine Physician located in Cape Girardeau, MO & Sikeston, MO

Understanding why you struggle to lose weight can free you from yo-yo dieting and unhealthy fads. If you're having problems with your weight, Vishnu Subramani, MD, at BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute can help using personalized medical weight loss methods. At locations in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, Missouri, Dr. Subramani assesses your health and creates a weight loss plan just for you rather than using a "one size fits all" approach. Find out more by calling the office nearest you, or book an appointment online today.

Medical Weight loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is an approach that helps you achieve a healthy, sustainable weight under medical supervision. This is a specialty at BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, where experienced bariatric medicine expert Dr. Subramani coordinates your medical weight loss.

Unlike many diet plans, Dr. Subramani's medical weight loss program doesn't use a cookie-cutter approach where everyone follows the same method. Instead, each patient receives a personalized diet and exercise plan following a series of in-depth tests.

What tests might I need on a medical weight loss program?

There are several cutting-edge tests Dr. Subramani uses for patients embarking on a medical weight loss program. These include:

Indirect calorimetry

Resting indirect calorimetry testing determines your resting metabolic rate, which is a key factor in controlling weight.

Blood tests

Blood tests can assess a range of potential influences on your ability to lose weight, including hormone and metabolite levels, and genetic testing for genes that make you more likely to have problems with your weight.

VO2/CO2 test

This test takes place on a treadmill. It provides information about how your body uses energy sources like fats and carbohydrates, as well as your target heart rate.

3D body imaging

3D body imaging provides you with a clear picture of what your body looks like, which isn't possible in a mirror.

Depending on your individual needs, you might also benefit from tests such as stool composition for gut health and food allergy testing.

After reviewing your test results and discussing your weight loss goals with you, Dr. Subramani can prepare your unique medical weight loss program.

What might be in my medical weight loss treatment program?

Your medical weight loss program uses diet and exercise as its basis, with information from your test results to tailor the treatment to your needs. Understanding how your body uses food and responds to exercise enables Dr. Subramani to adapt your meal plans and workouts to optimize weight loss.

With a medical weight loss plan, you also have the advantage of using prescription weight loss medications such as appetite suppressants. These are only available from doctors and are far more effective than over-the-counter treatments.

As you progress through your medical weight loss plan, you undergo regular health checks to ensure you're well and losing weight at a steady rate. Dr. Subramani also offers an in-residence weight loss program for people who need extra support.

For the safest, healthiest, and most effective weight loss, call BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute today or book an appointment online.