What can I expect at a weight loss clinic?

If you've been trying to lose weight for a long time, you may be nervous about what to expect. It's natural to be apprehensive about your first appointment.


Your doctor will discuss the following topics with you during your initial appointment:

  • your weight-loss objectives

  • what your day-to-day schedule entails (diet and exercise),

  • how long have you been attempting to reduce weight, and

  • your medical background

  • Your doctor's goal is to assist you in finding the most effective treatment so that you can lose weight and keep it off for good.


Your doctor will consult with you to see if you would benefit from therapies such as:

  • exercise and a modest diet

  • management of stress,

  • Psychotherapy, often known as behavioral or mental health therapy, is a type of treatment that

  • medicine for weight loss, or

  • more long-term solutions, such as bariatric or weight-loss surgery