Open Accessibility Menu

Weight Management

The Independence Health System Weight Management team is a fully staffed comprehensive team of healthcare professionals from disciplines devoted to helping you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

The weight management team utilizes weight loss methods that are proven through evidence-based medicine. Each method is medically supervised to provide the safest, most effective weight loss solution available. Education and counseling are provided in both group and individual settings for nutrition, behavior modification, emotional readiness and fitness. Physicians understand the complex reasons that can cause a weight problem and our comprehensive program is ready to help create an individualized plan for your success, making your steps to a healthier life clearer, simpler and easier.

The IHS Weight Management team offers both surgical and non-surgical options to help you reach your goals. The team will work with your insurance carrier to verify your insurance benefits for weight management options. The staff are here to support and help you achieve your unique goals and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

Every person is different, with their own unique story, goals and challenges. We first work to understand your needs and then find the best weight loss approach for you. Our patients share their own stories to help others understand the difference weight loss surgery can make.

To learn if a surgical procedure may be right for you, take the online seminar which will have links/info to both online seminars. During the seminar, you will learn about the different bariatric procedures we offer, the surgeons who perform them, and the lifestyle changes that come with surgery.

Obesity Medicine Program (Non-Surgical Weight Loss Program)

Some patients may not qualify for bariatric surgery or would like to explore non-surgical options first. This 6-month program utilizes anti-obesity medications, dietary education, and exercise counseling to assist patients with losing weight. This program has a limited number of spots. If you are interested, please call the Westmoreland Area at 724-850-3142 for more information and the Butler/Clarion Area at 855-778-7796.

Ideal Protein (Non-Surgical Weight Loss Program)

Ideal Protein is a medically developed, ketogenic weight loss and weight management protocol designed to help change your body and your mindset. Through a three-phase nutrition protocol, you will reset your lifestyle gradually.

  • Phase one, weight loss, will restrict carbohydrate intake and optimize fat loss.
  • Phase two, stabilization, will adjust the intake of protein, fats and carbs to manage hunger and maintain weight loss.
  • Phase three, the maintenance phase, will allow you to continue to receive education and support to maintain your healthy weight and lifestyle.

To learn more about the Ideal Protein program and to participate in our virtual information session, please contact the Weight Management Center in Westmoreland County at 724-850-3142. Already attended a session and ready to get started? Bring a completed health profile to your consultation.

Visit our seminar page

Start your journey to a healthier life today.

  • Learn about weight loss options
  • Meet our surgeons
  • Find out how your lifestyle will change

Enter in your height and weight below to check your BMI!

Related Locations