Comprehensive Weight Management Program
Jefferson's Comprehensive Weight Management Program in Philadelphia focuses on more than a target weight. Our highly trained medical staff will work with you to devise a customized plan for a healthier and more active lifestyle. With more than 70 active participants in maintenance, this is one of the largest and most dynamic Optifast® maintenance programs in the country.
Whether you are living with an obesity-related health condition or you are simply frustrated with the limitations on your lifestyle, we offer a number of options to guide and support you in your journey to a healthier weight, from short-term education classes to a medically monitored comprehensive weight loss and maintenance program.
Short-Term Weight Loss Education Programs
We offer several short-term programs for individuals looking for information and medically based support in their efforts to lose weight. Learn more.
Long-Term Weight Loss Education Programs
Patients who opt for a more long-term program that involves a medically supervised liquid fast — paired with lifestyle education and ongoing personalized support — will undergo three phases. Learn more.
OPTIFAST Liquid Diet
As part of our comprehensive program we use an 800-calorie-per-day liquid product called OPTIFAST® – a more rapid, yet medically safe way of losing weight that gives a sense of accomplishment without compromising long-term weight loss. Additionally, most of our participants agree that the removal of food has allowed them to more fully understand and change their eating patterns.
OPTIFAST is a high-quality, nutritionally balanced, calorie-controlled liquid diet. The OPTIFAST program is a clinically proven weight loss program with documented outcomes in more than 80 studies. Research has shown that the average weight loss in a full formula OPTIFAST program is 52 pounds. Participants have also seen an average of:
- 15 percent decrease in cholesterol
- 29 percent decrease in blood sugar
- 10 percent decrease in blood pressure
A Team Approach to Weight Management
Jefferson's Weight Management team has decades of experience in weight management. Our staff consists of:
- Registered dieticians who teach the classes and help you develop an eating plan
- Specialists in obesity and other related disorders such as high cholesterol and diabetes
- Administrator who manages the day-to-day details of the Program
- Fitness coordinator
- Nurse practitioner
Contact the Weight Management Program
Interested in Jefferson's Weight Management Program? Attend a free session for a complete overview. To find out the dates and to register for a class, please call 215-955-5732 or use our e-mail form.