Weight Loss Treatments

What is Weight Loss Treatments?

Dr. Howard Lederer, MD, FACSWeight Loss Treatments is the field dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of patients suffering from obesity and related metabolic disorders. Weight Loss Treatments requires competency and a thorough understanding of the treatment of obesity and the genetic, biologic, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity.  Our weight loss treatments team employs therapeutic interventions including personalized diet, physical activity, behavioral change, and pharmacotherapy.

We utilize a comprehensive approach, and may include additional resources such as nutritionists, exercise physiologists, psychologists and bariatric surgeons as indicated to achieve optimal results.

In close collaboration with the MyNewSelf surgical team, we maintain competency in providing pre‐ and post‐surgical care of bariatric surgery patients, and promote the prevention of obesity, and advocates for those who suffer from obesity.

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

For people who have been obese for years, the decision to undergo weight loss surgery or other bariatric procedures is life changing. Surgical and non-surgical weight loss options are designed to treat obesity by changing the amount of food a person can consume and, therefore, reducing the amount of food a patient needs to feel satisfied. Dr. Lederer and his team have various options available for people who are significantly overweight, where diet and exercise have failed. Undergoing a bariatric procedure can be a life-changing decision that has the potential to resolve or improve serious obesity-related medical conditions and enhance a patient’s quality of life.

Dr. Lederer is part of the My New Self team at Des Peres Hospital which is a MBSAQIP accredited bariatric center. A diverse team of weight loss experts including board-certified surgeons, a board certified Weight Loss Treatments physician, nurses, dietitians and other health care professionals, work to provide the best possible and highly personalized care for all patients. Bariatric program specialists personally guide each patient through the process from their one-on-one pre-operation teaching through their operation and recovery. For more information regarding the program, or to sign up for an upcoming seminar to learn more click here.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Lederer